205H Procedure if claim disputed

(1)

If a candidate, in the case of a claim for election expenses sent to a candidate within the period specified in section 205G(1), disputes the claim, or fails to pay the claim within the period of 40 working days specified in section 205G(2), then—

(a)

the claim is to be treated as a disputed claim; and

(b)

the claimant may, if he or she thinks fit, within 20 working days after the expiry of that period of 40 working days, bring an action for the disputed claim in any court of competent jurisdiction.

(2)

Any sum paid by the candidate in accordance with a judgment or order of the court in any such action is to be treated as paid within the period specified in section 205G(2).

Compare: 1993 No 87 s 207 (pre-20 December 2007); 2007 No 111 s 83

Section 205H: inserted, on 1 March 2009, by section 6 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2009 (2009 No 1).