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

(1)

The Electoral Commission’s board may under section 73 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 delegate any of the Commission’s functions or powers, either generally or specifically, not only to any person or persons listed in section 73(1) of the Crown Entities Act 2004, but also to any electoral official who is engaged (rather than employed) by the Commission.

(2)

The functions or powers delegated may (without limitation) be or include either or both of the following:

(a)

the Commission’s power under section 73 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 to delegate particular functions or powers of the Commission:

(b)

all or any of the Commission’s functions or powers that relate to registration of electors.

(3)

The electoral official may (without limiting the definition of that term in section 3(1)) be a person of one of the following kinds that the Electoral Commission engages for the purpose of assisting with the performance of its functions:

(a)

a body corporate:

(b)

an individual who holds an office in, or is employed by, a body corporate.

(4)

For the purposes of this section, the Commission’s functions or powers that relate to registration of electors include, without limitation, its functions or powers under (or under any regulations under) Part 5 of this Act, and also its functions or powers under (or under any regulations under) the following Acts:

(5)

The provisions of the Crown Entities Act 2004, including in particular sections 74 (powers of delegate), 75 (effect of delegation), and 76 (revocations), apply in respect of a delegation by virtue of this section to any electoral official who is engaged (rather than employed) by the Electoral Commission as if it were a delegation under section 73 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 to any person or persons listed in section 73(1) of the Crown Entities Act 2004.

Section 9: replaced, on 1 July 2012, by section 29 of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 57).