Wellington City Council (Local Elections) Empowering Act 1974

Reprint
as at 22 September 1974

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Wellington City Council (Local Elections) Empowering Act 1974

Local Act1974 No 6
Date of assent21 September 1974
Commencement21 September 1974

Note

Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.


An Act to empower the Wellington City Council to add party affiliations to voting papers at local elections for the mayor and councillors of the City of Wellington

1 Short Title
  • This Act may be cited as the Wellington City Council (Local Elections) Empowering Act 1974.

2 Act to apply to local elections for mayor and councillors of the City of Wellington
  • Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Local Elections and Polls Act 1966, the following provisions shall apply to voting papers to be used at the general election of candidates for the offices of mayor and councillors of the City of Wellington to be held on 12 October 1974.

3 Voting papers to show party affiliations
  • (1) The voting papers to be used at that election shall show opposite the name of each candidate thereon his party affiliation as it appears on the list provided for by subsections (2) and (3) of section 25 of the Local Elections and Polls Act 1966, or such abbreviation thereof as may be determined by the Returning Officer after consultation with the candidate, and that information shall be shown on the voting papers in the same manner as is shown on the form in the Schedule.

    (2) The same information shall be shown in the same manner on special voting papers.

4 Irregularities
  • Section 89 of the Local Elections and Polls Act 1966 shall apply in respect of the form in the Schedule as if that form were a form in Schedule 1 of the Local Elections and Polls Act 1966.


Schedule

ss 3, 4

Directions to voter

Read carefully before voting

  • 1 Write X in the squares immediately after the names of the candidate(s) for whom you wish to vote.

  • 2 You must not vote for more than [insert number] candidate(s).

  • 3 After voting fold the voting paper so that its contents cannot be seen and place it in the ballot box.

  • 4 If you spoil this voting paper, you may return it to the officer who issued it and apply for a fresh one.

  • 5 This voting paper must not be taken out of the polling booth.

Voting paper

City of Wellington

Election of mayor (or of [insert number] councillors)

Party affiliationCandidates name 
[Insert party affiliation]ARMSTRONG, Thomas 
[Insert party affiliation]BURTON, Gerald 
[Insert party affiliation]HORNSBY, William 
[Insert party affiliation]McKENZIE, Donald (Grocer) 
[Insert party affiliation]McKENZIE, Donald (Ironmonger) 
[Insert party affiliation]SHAW, Thomas 

Contents

  • 1General

  • 2Status of reprints

  • 3How reprints are prepared

  • 4Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989

  • 5List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)


Notes
1 General
  • This is a reprint of the Wellington City Council (Local Elections) Empowering Act 1974. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the Act as at 22 September 1974, as specified in the list of amendments at the end of these notes.

    Relevant provisions of any amending enactments that contain transitional, savings, or application provisions that cannot be compiled in the reprint are also included, after the principal enactment, in chronological order. For more information, see http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/reprints/ .

2 Status of reprints
  • Under section 16D of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by the amendments to that enactment. This presumption applies even though editorial changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in the reprint.

    This presumption may be rebutted by producing the official volumes of statutes or statutory regulations in which the principal enactment and its amendments are contained.

3 How reprints are prepared
  • A number of editorial conventions are followed in the preparation of reprints. For example, the enacting words are not included in Acts, and provisions that are repealed or revoked are omitted. For a detailed list of the editorial conventions, see http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/editorial-conventions/ or Part 8 of the Tables of New Zealand Acts and Ordinances and Statutory Regulations and Deemed Regulations in Force.

4 Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989
  • Section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 authorises the making of editorial changes in a reprint as set out in sections 17D and 17E of that Act so that, to the extent permitted, the format and style of the reprinted enactment is consistent with current legislative drafting practice. Changes that would alter the effect of the legislation are not permitted.

    A new format of legislation was introduced on 1 January 2000. Changes to legislative drafting style have also been made since 1997, and are ongoing. To the extent permitted by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, all legislation reprinted after 1 January 2000 is in the new format for legislation and reflects current drafting practice at the time of the reprint.

    In outline, the editorial changes made in reprints under the authority of section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 are set out below, and they have been applied, where relevant, in the preparation of this reprint:

    • omission of unnecessary referential words (such as of this section and of this Act)

    • typeface and type size (Times Roman, generally in 11.5 point)

    • layout of provisions, including:

      • indentation

      • position of section headings (eg, the number and heading now appear above the section)

    • format of definitions (eg, the defined term now appears in bold type, without quotation marks)

    • format of dates (eg, a date formerly expressed as the 1st day of January 1999 is now expressed as 1 January 1999)

    • position of the date of assent (it now appears on the front page of each Act)

    • punctuation (eg, colons are not used after definitions)

    • Parts numbered with roman numerals are replaced with arabic numerals, and all cross-references are changed accordingly

    • case and appearance of letters and words, including:

      • format of headings (eg, headings where each word formerly appeared with an initial capital letter followed by small capital letters are amended so that the heading appears in bold, with only the first word (and any proper nouns) appearing with an initial capital letter)

      • small capital letters in section and subsection references are now capital letters

    • schedules are renumbered (eg, Schedule 1 replaces First Schedule), and all cross-references are changed accordingly

    • running heads (the information that appears at the top of each page)

    • format of two-column schedules of consequential amendments, and schedules of repeals (eg, they are rearranged into alphabetical order, rather than chronological).

5 List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)