Kandep Open recounting of ballot boxes 2016

Judge: I have no jurisdiction to stay recount

Justice Stephen Kassman this afternoon said he does not have jurisdiction to hear the stay application filed by Don Polye on Sept 15, seeking to stay the re-count of ballot boxes in the Kandep Open seat.

Following the ruling on Sept 6, Polye filed a slip rule application asking the court to re-visit its decision, alleging that the full bench made an error on Sept 6 by ordering a re-count.

He also went before Justice Kassman on Sunday in a special fixture Supreme Court sitting, asking the court to stay that recount.