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Electoral law. How can I prove to the Returning Officer that

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Electoral law. How can I prove to the Returning Officer that I did not get my school election voting papers?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: New Zealand Law
Expert:  Chris The Lawyer replied 6 months ago.

I would suggest perhaps drafting a statement which you can prepare as a statutory declaration. You could outline that you were expecting the papers at a particular time, and that you check your mail regularly, but that nothing arrived. After that, and you have put this on statutory declaration form, then send this to the returning officer.

There is no particular form required for a statutory declaration, except that it will start off with a statement like

"I, (insert name occupation and address) solemnly and sincerely ***** *****:-

(insert statement)

Signature

Declared at (location) this (insert date) before me:-

Solicitor/Justice of the peace/Court Registrar

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