40 Report of Commission

(1)

The Commission shall, in every case within 6 months after the date of the meeting of the Commission called pursuant to section 35(7) or, in the case of the meeting called pursuant to section 269(4), within 8 months after the date of that meeting,—

(a)

report to the Governor-General the names and boundaries of the electoral districts fixed by the Commission; and

(b)

publish in the Gazette a notice—

(i)

stating that the Commission has fixed the names and boundaries of the electoral districts; and

(ii)

stating that the names and boundaries of the electoral districts fixed by the Commission are available for public inspection; and

(iii)

stating places at which copies of the names and boundaries fixed by the Commission are available for public inspection without charge (which places must include the offices of the Electoral Commission).

(2)

The boundaries of the electoral districts fixed by the Commission shall be defined by the Commission by the use of such words, maps, and graphic means as are sufficient to define those boundaries accurately.

(3)

From the date of the gazetting of the notice required by subsection (1)(b), the electoral districts fixed by the report shall be the electoral districts of New Zealand for the purpose of the election of members of Parliament after the dissolution or expiration of the then existing Parliament, and shall so continue until the next report of the Commission takes effect as a result of the publication in the Gazette of the notice required by subsection (1)(b) in respect of that report.

Compare: 1956 No 107 s 19; 1991 No 68 s 6(1)

Section 40(1)(b)(iii): amended, on 21 March 2017, by section 11 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).