20D State sector agencies to assist with administration of elections

(1)

The Electoral Commission may seek assistance from any State sector agency in order to facilitate the effective administration of elections.

(2)

Any agency approached by the Electoral Commission for assistance must have regard to the public interest in a whole-of-government approach to support the effective administration of elections in considering the assistance it can provide.

(3)

Any assistance that a State sector agency provides must be provided in a manner that is consistent with the statutory framework establishing that agency.

(4)

For the purposes of this section, a State sector agency means any part of the State services as defined in section 2 of the State Sector Act 1988, any Crown entity within the meaning of section 7 of the Crown Entities Act 2004, and any State enterprise within the meaning of the State-Owned Enterprises Act 1986.

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

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

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

Section 20D(4): amended, on 25 January 2005, by section 200 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 (2004 No 115).