Reprint as at 1 December 2014

Electoral Act 1993

Public Act1993 No 87
Date of assent17 August 1993
Commencementsee section 2

Note

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Justice.


Contents

Title

1 Short Title

2 Commencement

3 Interpretation

3A Meaning of election advertisement

3B Meaning of regulated period

3C Electoral Commission to publish details relating to regulated period

3D Meaning of publish

3E Meaning of advertising expenses

Extraterritorial application

3F Application of Act to conduct outside New Zealand

Part 1
Electoral Commission

4 Electoral Commission [Repealed]

4A Crown Entities Act 2004 to apply [Repealed]

4B Electoral Commission

4C Objective

4D Membership of Electoral Commission

4E Appointment of Judge as member not to affect tenure, etc

4F Resignation of member

4G Power to remove or suspend members

4H Filling of vacancy

4I Deputy Electoral Commissioners

4J Proceedings of Electoral Commission

5 Functions

6 Powers of Electoral Commission

7 Independence

8 Electoral Commission must report on general election

9 Electoral Commission may delegate functions or powers to electoral officials engaged by Commission

9A Ownership of intellectual property developed by delegates of functions or powers

10 Term of office [Repealed]

11 Vacation of office of additional members who hold office for purposes of jurisdiction under Part 6 of Broadcasting Act 1989 [Repealed]

11A Appointment of deputies [Repealed]

11B Status of deputies [Repealed]

11C Protection from civil liability [Repealed]

12 Delegation of Commission’s powers [Repealed]

13 Procedure [Repealed]

14 Proceedings of Electoral Commission [Repealed]

15 Annual report [Repealed]

Part 2
Officers

16 Clerk of the Writs [Repealed]

17 Deputy Clerk of the Writs [Repealed]

18 Chief Electoral Officer [Repealed]

19 Deputy Chief Electoral Officer [Repealed]

20 Electoral officials [Repealed]

20A Electoral officials under direction of Electoral Commission

20B Designation of Returning Officers

20C Returning Officers may delegate functions, duties, or powers

20CA Powers of delegate

20CB Effect of delegation on Returning Officer

20CC Revocation of delegations

20D State sector agencies to assist with administration of elections

21 Chief Registrar of Electors [Repealed]

22 Registrar of Electors

23 Appropriation of expenses of New Zealand Post Limited [Repealed]

24 Employees appointed by Chief Electoral Officer [Repealed]

25 General provision as to Returning Officers

26 Returning Officer to make declaration

Part 3
The House of Representatives

27 Members of Parliament

Representation Commission

28 Representation Commission

29 Term of office

30 Extraordinary vacancies

31 Remuneration and travelling allowances

32 Deputies of appointed members

33 Deputies of ex officio members

34 Submissions

35 Division of New Zealand into General electoral districts

36 Allowance for adjustment of quota

37 Classification of electoral districts for purposes of pay or allowances

38 Notice of proposed boundaries and classification

39 Communications to officials

40 Report of Commission

41 Report and maps to be laid before House of Representatives

42 Indexes of streets and places

43 Proceedings of Commission

44 Commissioner not eligible as member of House of Representatives

Maori representation

45 Maori representation

Chatham Islands

46 Electoral districts for and polling in Chatham Islands

Qualifications of candidates and members

47 Registered electors may be members, unless disqualified

47A Certain persons disqualified from candidacy

48 Offence for public servant or Returning Officer to sit

49 Candidate not disqualified if name removed from roll without cause

50 Effect of registration on wrong roll

51 Member ceasing to be elector

52 Candidacy and election of State servants

53 Members disqualified from being State servants

Term of office of member of Parliament

54 Term of office of member of Parliament

Vacancies

55 How vacancies created

55AA Dual or multiple citizenship permissible in certain circumstances

55A Member ceasing to be parliamentary member of political party [Expired]

55B Notice from member [Expired]

55C Notice from parliamentary leader of party [Expired]

55D Form of statement to be made by parliamentary leader [Expired]

55E Definitions [Expired]

56 Member becoming mentally disordered

57 Registrar of court to notify cause of vacancy in certain cases

58 Registrar of Births and Deaths to notify Speaker of death of member

59 No person to be candidate for more than 1 district or on more than 1 list

Persons qualified to vote

60 Who may vote

61 Special voters

Part 4
Registration of political parties and party logos

Subpart 1Registration of political parties

62 Register of Political Parties

63 Application for registration

63A Application fee

64 Times when registration prohibited

65 Parties with certain names not to be registered

65A Certain logos not to be registered [Repealed]

66 Other grounds on which registration may be refused

67 Registration

67A Registration of party logos [Repealed]

68 Inspection of Register

68A Inspection of party logos [Repealed]

69 Changes to Register of Political Parties

69A Changes to party logos [Repealed]

70 Cancellation of registration

70A Cancellation of registration of party logo [Repealed]

71 Requirement for registered parties to follow democratic procedures in candidate selection

71A Obligation to provide annual declaration regarding party

71B Obligation to provide copy of party membership rules and candidate selection rules

Subpart 2Registration of party logos

71C Application for registration of party logo

71D Grounds on which registration refused

71E Times when registration of party logos prohibited

71F Registration of party logos

71G Inspection of party logos

71H Changes to party logos

71I Cancellation of registration of party logo

Part 5
Registration of electors

72 Rules for determining place of residence within New Zealand

73 Meaning of permanent resident of New Zealand

Qualification of electors

74 Qualification of electors

75 Registration in respect of more than 1 electoral district

76 Maori option

77 Periodic exercise of Maori option and determination of Maori population

78 Exercise of Maori option

79 Restriction on transfer between General and Maori electoral rolls

80 Disqualifications for registration

81 Detention in prison pursuant to sentence of imprisonment

Registration

82 Compulsory registration of electors

83 Application for registration

83A Procedure following inquiry under section 83 [Repealed]

83B No form of inquiry required if application for registration as elector received [Repealed]

83C Elector who cannot be contacted to be included in dormant roll [Repealed]

83D Transfer of electors between electorates [Repealed]

84 Registration of persons outside New Zealand

85 Registration of persons who have physical or mental impairment

86 Representatives

87 Procedure if immigration status means applicant apparently not qualified to be registered

88 Applications received after issue of writ

89 Procedure following application for registration

89A Notice of registration

Change of address

89B Elector must give notice of change of place of residence within electoral district

89C Elector must give notice of change of place of residence to different electoral district

Updating of electoral rolls

89D Inquiry to be made to update electoral rolls

89E No inquiry required if application for registration as elector received

89F Procedure following inquiry under section 89D

89G Elector who cannot be contacted to be included in dormant roll

Changes of address

[Repealed]

90 Changes of address to be notified [Repealed]

91 Effect of failure to notify change of address [Repealed]

Death of registered elector

92 Notification of death of registered elector

Marriage or civil union of registered elector

93 Notification of marriages and civil unions

Change of name of registered elector

94 Notification of change of name

Confirmation of change of name, address, or other particulars

94A Confirmation of change of name, address, or other particulars

Objections to registration

95 Elector’s objection

95A Notice of elector’s objection

95B Power to remove name from roll

95C Power to retain name on roll

95D Reference of elector’s objection to District Court

96 Registrar’s objection

97 Procedure on reference of application or objection to District Court

Removal of names from roll and alterations to roll

98 Removal of names from roll by Registrar

99 Notice of alterations to roll

100 Corrupt Practices List

Electoral rolls

101 Electoral rolls

102 Maintenance of rolls being replaced

103 Rolls where Parliament dissolved after change of boundaries and before new rolls completed

104 Main roll to be printed

105 Supplementary rolls to be printed

106 Form of main roll and supplementary rolls

107 Composite rolls

108 Habitation indexes

109 Dormant roll

110 Public inspection of rolls, etc

111 Inspection of rolls at hui

111A Objectives of sections 111B to 111F

111B Interpretation of terms in sections 111C to 111F

111C Electoral Commission may seek consent of Maori electors to supply of information to designated body

111D Electoral Commission may supply information to designated body

111E Ministers of Justice and Maori Affairs may designate body to receive information

111F Designated body may supply information from register of iwi affiliations to iwi organisation and other Maori organisation

112 Supply of information on age and Maori descent

113 Supply of computer-compiled lists and electronic storage media to local authorities

114 Supply of electoral information to candidates, political parties, and members of Parliament

114A General provision concerning supply of information by Electoral Commission in electronic form

115 Unpublished names

Offences

116 Offences relating to use of electoral information

117 Offences in respect of manipulating or processing electoral information

117A Offence relating to misuse of electoral information supplied under section 111D

118 False statements

119 Wilfully misleading Registrar

120 Duty to report suspected offences

121 Failure to deliver application

Miscellaneous provisions

122 Assistance to be given to Registrar

123 Copies of rolls for Returning Officer

124 Power to destroy records

Part 6
Elections

General elections

125 Writ for general election

126 Writs for general election [Repealed]

127 Election of list candidates

127A Deposit by party secretary

128 Acceptance or rejection of lists by Electoral Commission

128A Notice of change in component parties

128B Electoral Commission must record and notify change in component parties

128C Withdrawal of list of candidates

By-elections for vacancies in seats of members representing electoral districts

129 By-elections for members representing electoral districts

130 When Governor-General to act for Speaker [Repealed]

131 Power to resolve in certain cases that by-election not be held

132 Writ for by-election [Repealed]

133 No writ to issue pending election petition

Filling of vacancies in other seats

134 Supply of vacancy of seat of member elected from party list

135 When Governor-General to act for Speaker [Repealed]

136 Power to resolve in certain cases not to supply vacancy

137 Method of supplying vacancy

138 Filing of return

Issue of writ

139 Contents of writ

140 Chief Registrar to be notified of writ [Repealed]

141 Returning Officer to be notified of writ

142 Returning Officer to give public notice of polling day, nomination day, and nomination process

Nominations

143 Nominations of candidates for electoral districts

144 Deposit by candidate

145 Acceptance or rejection of nomination

146 Withdrawal of nomination

Bulk nomination of candidates by registered political parties

146A Purpose of sections 146B to 146L

146B Notice of intention to lodge bulk nomination

146C Effect of notification of intention to lodge bulk nomination on nominations under section 143

146D Bulk nomination of constituency candidates

146E Bulk nomination schedule

146F Deposit payable in respect of bulk nomination schedule

146G Acceptance or rejection of bulk nomination schedule or nomination of candidate

146H Amendment of bulk nomination schedule

146I Withdrawal of bulk nomination schedule

146J Withdrawal of nomination in bulk nomination schedule

146K Replacement nomination if earlier nomination withdrawn or lapses

146L Inspection of bulk nomination schedules and consents to nomination

Advertisements

147 Advertisement of nomination and polling places

Uncontested elections

148 Procedure where election not contested

Elections

149 Poll to be taken

150 Form of ballot papers

151 Name of political party for constituency candidates

Death or incapacity of candidate

151A Interpretation

152 Death before close of nominations

152A Incapacity of candidate before close of nominations

152B Procedural provisions relating to making of application under section 152A(1)

152C How application under section 152A to be dealt with

153 Death or incapacity of list candidate after submission of list

153A Death or incapacity of constituency candidate after close of nominations and before polling day

153B Death or incapacity of constituency candidate on polling day

153C Death or incapacity of successful constituency candidate after close of poll and before declaration of result

153D Application of equality of votes provisions if constituency candidate dies or becomes incapacitated after close of poll

153E New election to be held if writ vacated

153F Destruction of ballot papers if by-election interrupted

153G Application for cancellation of nomination if candidate incapacitated after close of nominations

153H How application under section 153G to be dealt with

Candidates’ meetings

154 Use of public schoolrooms for election meetings

Polling at elections

155 Power to appoint polling places

156 Use of public schools as polling places

157 Materials for polling places

158 Appointment of polling place officials

158A Polling place officials under direction of Electoral Commission and Returning Officer

159 Exercise of powers and duties of polling place officials

159A Interpreters

160 Scrutineers

161 Hours of polling

162 Employees to have time off to vote

Voting

163 Ballot box to remain closed during poll

164 Persons not to remain in polling places

165 Voters not to be communicated with in polling place

166 Questions may be put to voters

167 Issue of ordinary ballot papers

168 Method of voting

169 Spoilt ballot papers

170 Blind, disabled, or illiterate voters

171 Procedure when second vote given in same name

Special voting

172 Voting by special voters

173 Voting by special voters on Tokelau, Campbell Island, and Raoul Island, in Ross Dependency, and on fishing vessels [Repealed]

173A Special voting by facsimile [Repealed]

Preliminary count of votes

174 Preliminary count of votes cast in polling place

174A Ballot papers, etc, to be compiled, certified, and sent to Returning Officer

174B No preliminary count if fewer than 6 ordinary ballot papers issued

174C Preliminary count of early votes

174D Conditions for counting early votes before close of poll

174E Maintenance of secrecy of count of early votes

174F Scrutineers for count of early votes

174G Offences in relation to count of early votes conducted before close of poll

Scrutiny of the rolls

175 Scrutiny of the rolls

176 Marked copies of rolls to be compared

177 Parcels to be secured after scrutiny

Official count and declaration of poll

178 Counting the votes

179 Declaration of result of poll

Recount

180 Application to District Court Judge for recount

181 Application by political party for recount in every electoral district

182 Ability to combine recounts

183 Scrutineers for recounts and allocation of list seats

184 Ballot papers and certificate to be compared on recount

Return of writ

185 Endorsement and return of writ

186 Electoral Commission may correct writ

Disposal of ballot papers

187 Disposal of ballot papers, rolls, etc

188 Annotation of list of special voters

189 Disposal of packets

190 Papers taken from parcels as evidence in certain cases

List seats

191 Election of other members

192 Determination of party eligibility for list seats

193 Selection of candidates

193A Electoral Commission may correct list of members elected

Maintenance of order at elections

194 Manager of polling place to maintain order

Adjournment of poll

195 Adjournment of poll

Custody of ballot papers

196 Obligation of persons in possession of ballot papers

196A Unlawful possession of ballot paper

Offences at elections

197 Interfering with or influencing voters

198 Power to remove statements, names, emblems, slogans, or logos

199 Recovery of expenses

199A Publishing false statements to influence voters

200 Erasing and altering official mark on ballot paper

201 Offences in respect of ballot papers and ballot boxes

202 Property to be stated as being in Returning Officer

203 Infringement of secrecy

204 Infringement of secrecy constitutes corrupt practice

Part 6AA
Election advertising

Interpretation provisions

204A Interpretation

Subpart 1General rules governing election advertisements

204B Persons who may promote election advertisements

204C Apportionment of advertising expenses for publication of election advertisement promoted by unregistered promoter both before and during regulated period

204D Offence to avoid limit set out in section 204B(1)(d)

204E Obligation to retain records necessary to verify promoter's advertising expenses

204F Election advertisement to include promoter statement

204G Publication of candidate advertisement promoting candidate

204H Publication of party advertisement promoting party

204I Electoral Commission to provide advice on application of definition of election advertisement

204J Duty of Electoral Commission to report suspected offences

Subpart 2Registered promoters

204K Promoters eligible to be registered

204L Application for registration

204M Grounds on which application for registration must be refused

204N Electoral Commission's decision on application

204O Obligation to notify Electoral Commission of change in contact details

204P Cancellation of registration

204Q Expiry of registration

204R Establishment of register

204S Purposes of register

204T Form of register

204U Alterations to register

204V Register to be public

204W Search of register

204X When search constitutes interference with privacy of individual

Part 6A
Election expenses and donations

Subpart 1Election expenses of candidates

205 Interpretation and application

205A Persons who may incur election expenses in relation to candidate advertisement

205B Offence to incur unauthorised election expense

205C Maximum amount of candidate's total election expenses

205D Apportionment of advertising expenses for publication of candidate advertisement both before and during regulated period

205E Apportionment of election expenses of election advertisement between candidates

205EA Apportionment of election expenses of election advertisement between candidate and party

205F Offence to pay election expenses in excess of prescribed maximum

205G Periods for claiming and paying candidate's election expenses

205H Procedure if claim disputed

205I Leave to pay claim after time limitation

205J Invoice and receipt required for election expenses of $50 or more

205K Return of candidate's election expenses

205L Nil return

205M Return may be filed after time limitation if candidate outside New Zealand

205N Offences relating to return of candidate's election expenses

205O Obligation to retain records necessary to verify return of candidate's election expenses

205P Duty of Electoral Commission

205Q Return of candidate's election expenses to be sent by Chief Electoral Officer to Electoral Commission [Repealed]

205R Return of candidate's election expenses to be publicly available

205S Unlawful use of public money not validated

Subpart 2Election expenses of parties

206 Interpretation

206A Persons who may incur election expenses in relation to party advertisement

206B Offence to incur unauthorised election expense

206C Maximum amount of party's total election expenses

206CA Apportionment of advertising expenses for publication of party advertisement both before and during regulated period

206CB Apportionment of election expenses of election advertisement between parties

206CC Apportionment of election expenses of election advertisement between party and candidate

206D Offence to pay election expenses in excess of prescribed maximum

206E Periods for claiming and paying party's election expenses

206F Procedure if claim disputed

206G Leave to pay claim after time limitation

206H Invoice and receipt required for election expenses of $100 or more

206I Return of party's election expenses

206J Appointment of auditor for party

206K Persons eligible to be appointed as auditor

206L Auditor's report on return of party's election expenses

206M Nil return

206N Offences relating to return of party's election expenses

206O Obligation to retain records necessary to verify return of party's election expenses

206P Duty of Electoral Commission

206Q Return of party's election expenses to be publicly available

206R Unlawful use of public money not validated

Subpart 2AElection expenses of registered promoters

206S Interpretation

206T Persons who may incur election expenses in relation to election advertisement promoted by registered promoter

206U Offence to incur unauthorised election expense

206V Maximum amount of registered promoter's total election expenses

206W Apportionment of advertising expenses for publication of election advertisement promoted by registered promoter both before and during regulated period

206X Offence to pay election expenses in excess of prescribed maximum

206Y Periods for claiming and paying registered promoter's election expenses

206Z Procedure if claim disputed

206ZA Leave to pay claim after time limitation

206ZB Invoice and receipt required for election expenses of $50 or more

206ZC Return of registered promoter's election expenses

206ZD Electoral Commission may require auditor's report on return of registered promoter's election expenses

206ZE Offences relating to return of registered promoter's election expenses

206ZF Obligation to retain records necessary to verify return of registered promoter's election expenses

206ZG Duty of Electoral Commission

206ZH Return of registered promoter's election expenses to be publicly available

Subpart 3General provisions relating to donations

207 Interpretation

207A Donations and contributions include GST

207B Donations to be transmitted to candidate or party secretary

207C Contributors to be identified

207D Offence relating to contravention of section 207C

207E Identity of donor to be disclosed by transmitter, if known

207F Offence relating to contravention of section 207E

207G Disclosure of identity of donor

207H Offence relating to contravention of section 207G

207I Anonymous donation may not exceed $1,500

207J Offence relating to contravention of section 207I

207K Overseas donation or contribution may not exceed $1,500

207L Offence relating to contravention of section 207K

207LA Offence relating to splitting party donation or contribution to party donation

207M Records of candidate donations

207N Records of party donations

207O Duty of Electoral Commission in relation to donations

207P Duty of Electoral Commission in relation to donations [Repealed]

Subpart 4Donations protected from disclosure

208 Interpretation

208A Method of making donation protected from disclosure

208B Limit on maximum amount of donations protected from disclosure

208C Duty of Electoral Commission to provide advice on actual figures under section 208B

208D Duties of Electoral Commission on receipt of donation

208E Timing of payment to parties

208F Offence of prohibited disclosure

208G Duty of Electoral Commission to report

Subpart 5Disclosure of candidates' donations

209 Return of candidate donations

209A Nil return

209B Offences relating to return of candidate donations

209C Obligation to retain records necessary to verify return of candidate donations

209D Return of candidate donations to be sent by Chief Electoral Officer to Electoral Commission [Repealed]

209E Return of candidate donations to be publicly available

Subpart 6Disclosure of parties' donations

210 Annual return of party donations

210A Auditor's report on annual return of party donations

210B Nil return

210C Return of party donation received from same donor exceeding $30,000

210D Offences relating to return of party donations

210E Obligation to retain records necessary to verify return of party donations

210F Return of party donations to be publicly available

Part 6B
Loans

211 Application of this Part

Subpart 1General provisions relating to loans

212 Interpretation

213 Party secretary may enter into loan on behalf of party

214 Offence to enter into unauthorised loan

214A Offence to enter into arrangement to circumvent section 213, 214C, or 214F

214B Records of loans

Subpart 2Disclosure of loans

214C Annual return of loans

214D Auditor's report on annual return of loans

214E Nil return

214F Return of loan provided by same lender exceeding $30,000

214G Offences relating to return of party loans

214H Duty of Electoral Commission

214I Obligation to retain records necessary to verify return of party loans

214J Return of party loans to be publicly available

Part 7
Corrupt and illegal practices

Corrupt practices

215 Personation

216 Bribery

217 Treating

218 Undue influence

Illegal practices

219 Payments for exhibition of election notices

220 Providing money for illegal purposes

221 Advertisements for candidates and political parties [Repealed]

221A Electoral advertisements

221B Display of advertisement of a specified kind

222 Procurement of voting by unqualified voters

General provisions

223 Cinematograph films

224 Punishment for corrupt or illegal practice

225 Persons charged with corrupt practice may be found guilty of illegal practice

226 Time limit for prosecutions

226A Power to issue search warrants in respect of illegal practice [Repealed]

227 Punishment for disqualified person voting

228 Reversal of disqualification procured through perjury

Part 8
Election petitions

229 Method of questioning election

230 Election petitions to High Court

231 Time for presentation of election petition

232 Security for costs

233 More than 1 petition relating to same election

234 Rules of court

Trial of election petition

235 Court and place of trial

236 Trial of petition

237 Avoidance of election of candidate guilty of corrupt practice

238 Avoidance of election for general corruption

239 Votes to be struck off for corrupt practices

240 Real justice to be observed

241 Irregularities not to invalidate election

242 Decision of court to be final

243 Certificate of court as to result of election

243A Orders to be made by court after determination under section 243 if list seats allocated

244 Report of court as to corrupt or illegal practices

245 Special report

246 Signature and effect of certificate and report

Witnesses

247 Summons and examination of witnesses

248 Certificate of indemnity to witness

249 Expenses of witnesses

Costs

250 Costs of petition

251 Costs payable by persons proved guilty of corrupt or illegal practices

Withdrawal and abatement of petitions

252 Withdrawal of petition

253 Substitution of new petitioner

254 Report on withdrawal

255 Abatement of petition

General provisions

256 Withdrawal and substitution of respondents before trial

257 Submission of report to Attorney-General

258 Electoral petitions to Court of Appeal

259 Time for presentation of an election petition to Court of Appeal

260 Matters excluded from challenge

261 Provisions applied

262 Certificate of court as to result of petitions

Part 9
Miscellaneous provisions

263 Service of notices

263A Disclosure of immigration information for matching purposes

263B Disclosure of personal information for enrolment purposes

264 Review by select committee

265 Registrars of Electors exempt from court fees

266 Validation of irregularities

266A Expenditure limits to be adjusted each year by Order in Council

267 Regulations

267A Regulations relating to advertisement of a specified kind

267B Requirements before Minister can recommend that regulations be made

268 Restriction on amendment or repeal of certain provisions

Transitional provisions

269 Membership of Representation Commission

270 Electoral districts, electoral rolls, general elections, and by-elections

Amendment to Constitution Act 1986

271 Term of Parliament

Amendment to Civil List Act 1979

272 Questioned elections of members of Parliament

Amendment to Remuneration Authority Act 1977

273 Officers whose remuneration is to be determined by Remuneration Authority

Amendments to Local Elections and Polls Act 1976

[Repealed]

274 Residential electoral roll [Repealed]

275 Supply of information by Chief Registrar of Electors [Repealed]

276 Application for registration as parliamentary elector [Repealed]

277 Completion of roll [Repealed]

278 Amendments to roll [Repealed]

279 Roll for by-election or poll [Repealed]

280 Special voters [Repealed]

281 Election to fill extraordinary vacancy in local authority [Repealed]

Amendment to Ombudsmen Act 1975

[Repealed]

282 Organisations to which Ombudsmen Act 1975 applies [Repealed]

Amendments to Public Finance Act 1989

[Repealed]

283 Crown entities [Repealed]

Repeals

284 Repeals

Schedule 1
Provisions relating to Electoral Commission

Schedule 2
Forms

Schedule 3
Enactments repealed

Electoral Amendment Act 2009

Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2010

Electoral (Disqualification of Sentenced Prisoners) Amendment Act 2010

Electoral (Finance Reform and Advance Voting) Amendment Act 2010

Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2011

Electoral Amendment Act 2014

Reprint notes


An Act to reform the electoral system and to provide, in particular, if the proposal for the introduction of the mixed member proportional system is carried at the referendum held under the Electoral Referendum Act 1993,—

  • (a) for the introduction of the mixed member proportional system of representation in relation to the House of Representatives:

  • (b) for the establishment of an Electoral Commission:

  • (c) for the repeal of the Electoral Act 1956