20B Designation of Returning Officers

(1)

For every election to be held in a district, the Electoral Commission must, by notice in writing, designate an electoral official as the Returning Officer for the district.

(2)

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

Section 20B: inserted, on 28 February 2002, by section 6(1) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 1).

Section 20B(1): amended, on 1 October 2010, by section 32(1)(a) of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 26).

Section 20B(2): added, on 1 October 2010, by section 32(2)(a) of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 26).