Electoral Act 1993

  • not the latest version
67 Registration
  • (1) Where the Electoral Commission determines that a political party should be registered, the Electoral Commission shall—

    • (a) register the party by entering in the Register—

      • (i) the name of the party; and

      • (ii) if an abbreviation of the name of the party was set out in the application, that abbreviation; and

      • (iii) the names of any separate political parties that are component parties of the party; and

    • (b) give written notice to the applicant that the Electoral Commission has registered the party; and

    • (c) cause notice of the registration of the party, including details of any component parties of the party, to be published in the Gazette.

    • (d) [Repealed]

    (2) Where the Electoral Commission determines that an application for the registration of a political party should be refused, the Commission shall, as soon as reasonably practicable, and in any case not later than 10 working days after the date of the determination, give the applicant written notice that the Commission has refused the application, setting out the reasons for the refusal.

    (3) It shall be the duty of the secretary of any political party registered under this Act—

    • (a) to supply the Electoral Commission with an address for service of all correspondence under this Part; and

    • (b) to notify the Electoral Commission of any changes in the address for service of correspondence; and

    • (c) to notify the Electoral Commission whenever a new secretary of the party is appointed; and

    • (d) to notify the Electoral Commission if the number of current financial members of the party who are eligible to enrol as electors falls below 500; and

    • (e) subject to subsection (4), to notify the Electoral Commission by way of a declaration in the manner provided by section 9 of the Oaths and Declarations Act 1957 whenever there is any change in the details recorded in the Register of Political Parties in respect of the party under subsection (1)(a)(iii); and

    • (f) [Repealed]

    (4) [Repealed]

    Section 67: substituted, on 6 December 1995, by section 20 of the Electoral Amendment Act (No 2) 1995 (1995 No 61).

    Section 67(1)(c): amended, on 1 October 2010, by section 32(2)(a) of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 26).

    Section 67(1)(d): repealed, on 1 October 2010, by section 32(2)(a) of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 26).

    Section 67(3)(e): amended, on 28 February 2002, by section 16 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 1).

    Section 67(3)(f): repealed, on 20 December 2007, by section 13 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2007 (2007 No 113).

    Section 67(4): repealed, on 1 October 2010, by section 32(2)(a) of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 26).