8 Electoral Commission must report on general election

(1)

The Electoral Commission must, within 6 months of the return of the writ after a general election, report in writing to the Minister on the administration of that election, including—

(a)

the services provided to electors to facilitate voting; and

(b)

enrolment and voting statistics; and

(c)

any substantive issue arising during the course of the election; and

(d)

any changes that are necessary or desirable in respect of—

(i)

administration processes or practices; or

(ii)

this Act or any other law; and

(e)

any matter that the Minister of Justice asks the Electoral Commission to address; and

(f)

any other matter that the Electoral Commission considers relevant.

(2)

The Minister must present any report received under subsection (1) to the House of Representatives within 5 working days after receiving it or, if Parliament is not in session, as soon as possible after the commencement of the next session of Parliament.

(3)

The Electoral Commission must publish any report made under subsection (1) as soon as practicable after it has been presented to the House of Representatives, but in any case not later than 10 working days after the report is received by the Minister.

Section 8: substituted, on 1 October 2010, by section 7 of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 26).