2 Commencement

(1)

If the Chief Electoral Officer makes, in accordance with section 19(5) of the Electoral Referendum Act 1993, a declaration that the proposal favouring the introduction of the proposed mixed member proportional system as provided in this Act is carried, Part 4 and Parts 6 to 9 and Schedules 2 and 3 shall, except as provided in subsection (2), come into force on 1 July 1994.

(2)

If the Chief Electoral Officer makes, in accordance with section 19(5) of the Electoral Referendum Act 1993, a declaration that the proposal favouring the introduction of the proposed mixed member proportional system as provided in this Act is carried, section 3 and Parts 1, 2, 3, and 5 and sections 267, 269, and 270 and Schedule 1 shall come into force on the day after the date on which that declaration is published in the Gazette.

(3)

If the Chief Electoral Officer makes, in accordance with section 19(5) of the Electoral Referendum Act 1993, a declaration that the proposal favouring the introduction of the proposed mixed member proportional system as provided in this Act is not carried,—

(a)

section 3 and Parts 1 to 9 and Schedules 1, 2, and 3 shall not come into force; and

(b)

on 1 July 1994, this Act shall be deemed to be repealed.

(4)

Except as provided in subsections (1) to (3), this Act shall come into force on the day on which it receives the Royal assent.

Section 2(2): section 3, Parts 1–3 and 5, sections 267, 269, and 270, and Schedule 1 brought into force, on 17 December 1993, by declaration in the Gazette 1993, p 3753.