208A Method of making donation protected from disclosure

(1)

This section applies to any person who intends to make a donation in excess of $1,500 to a party while preventing the disclosure of the person’s identity to—

(a)

the party concerned; and

(b)

the public generally.

(2)

A person to whom this section applies may send a donation in excess of $1,500 by way of a cheque, cash, or a bank draft to the Electoral Commission.

(3)

A donation under subsection (2) must be accompanied by a statement identifying—

(a)

the name of the party that is to receive the donation; and

(b)

the full name and address of the donor; and

(c)

if the donation made by the donor includes or comprises contributions from others, the name and address of every person who has contributed in excess of $1,500.

(4)

The Electoral Commission may request the donor to provide any further information the Commission considers necessary to confirm the identity of the donor or other details provided by the donor, and the donor must take all reasonable steps to comply with such a request as soon as is practicable.

Compare: 2007 No 111 s 38

Section 208A: inserted, on 1 March 2009, by section 6 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2009 (2009 No 1).

Section 208A(1): amended, on 1 January 2011, by section 25 of the Electoral (Finance Reform and Advance Voting) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 137).

Section 208A(2): amended, on 1 January 2011, by section 25 of the Electoral (Finance Reform and Advance Voting) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 137).

Section 208A(3)(c): amended, on 1 January 2011, by section 25 of the Electoral (Finance Reform and Advance Voting) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 137).