(1) The Returning Officer of a district shall, during the period between the coming into force of the ratepayers roll in any year and the preparation of the next ratepayers list or lists pursuant to section 6 of the principal Act or section 3 of the Land Drainage Amendment Act 1920, from time to time amend the said roll, or the roll for any subdivision, as the case may be, by adding thereto the name of any person who has become qualified to be enrolled as a ratepayer in the district or subdivision, as the case may be, and by erasing therefrom the name of any person who has ceased to be so qualified, and by making any necessary corrections in the statement of the names, occupations, and addresses of persons enrolled thereon.
(2) Where the name of any person is added to the ratepayers roll or is erased therefrom for any reason other than the death of that person, . . . the Returning Officer shall forthwith give notice in writing of such addition or erasure by letter addressed to the person concerned, and in such notice shall notify the place where and the day, not being earlier than 14 days after the date of the notice, when the District Court Judge will sit to hear objections.
(3) Any person who considers himself aggrieved by reason of any alteration of the roll pursuant to this section may object thereto by writing under his hand addressed to the Returning Officer, and on the day fixed the District Court Judge shall hear and determine objections in the manner provided in subsection (2) of section 8 of the principal Act.
(4) Every alteration made pursuant to this section shall be initialled by the District Court Judge if he has heard any objection relative thereto, and in every other case by the Returning Officer.
Subsection (1) was amended, as from 1 April 1974, by section 9(2) Counties Amendment Act 1974 (1974 No 8) by substituting the words
“and addresses” for the words
“addresses, and qualifications”.
Subsection (2) was amended, as from 1 April 1974, by section 9(2) Counties Amendment Act 1974 (1974 No 8) by omitting the words
“or where the qualification of any person already enrolled is corrected”, and by substituting the words
“or erasure” for the words
“erasure, or correction”.