4I Deputy Electoral Commissioners

(1)

The Electoral Commission may, by written notice, appoint an electoral official to be the deputy for an Electoral Commissioner.

(2)

The persons described in section 30(2) of the Crown Entities Act 2004 are disqualified from being appointed as Deputy Electoral Commissioners.

(3)

The notice of appointment must—

(a)

state the date on which the appointment takes effect, which must not be earlier than the date on which the notice is received; and

(b)

state the term of the appointment; and

(c)

be published by the Electoral Commission in the Gazette as soon as practicable after the appointment is made.

(4)

If an Electoral Commissioner becomes incapable of performing his or her functions or duties or exercising his or her powers by reason of illness, absence, or other sufficient cause, the functions, duties, and powers of that Electoral Commissioner may be performed and exercised by his or her deputy.

(5)

Despite subsection (4), a Deputy Electoral Commissioner—

(a)

must not act as chairperson or deputy chairperson of the board of the Electoral Commission; and

(b)

is not eligible to be appointed by the board of the Electoral Commission as a temporary deputy chairperson under clause 5 of Schedule 5 of the Crown Entities Act 2004.

(6)

The Electoral Commission may, at any time, revoke the appointment of any deputy.

(7)

A Deputy Electoral Commissioner is a public servant for the purposes of sections 28(2)(f) and 80(3)(a)(i).

(8)

[Repealed]

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

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

Section 4I(8): repealed, on 1 October 2010, by section 32(2)(a) of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 26).