4D Membership of Electoral Commission

(1)

The Governor-General, on the recommendation of the House of Representatives, must appoint 3 members of the Electoral Commission as follows:

(a)

1 member as the Chief Electoral Officer; and

(b)

1 member as the chairperson; and

(c)

1 member as the deputy chairperson.

(2)

The member appointed as the Chief Electoral Officer under subsection (1)(a) is the chief executive of the Electoral Commission.

(3)

The members of the Electoral Commission are the board for the purposes of the Crown Entities Act 2004.

(4)

Subsection (1) applies despite—

(a)

section 28(1)(b) of the Crown Entities Act 2004; and

(b)

clause 1(2) of Schedule 5 of the Crown Entities Act 2004.

Section 4D: inserted, on 22 May 2010, by section 4 of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 26).

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