Qualification of electors

74 Qualification of electors

(1)

Subject to the provisions of this Act, every adult person is qualified to be registered as an elector of an electoral district if—

(a)

that person is—

(i)

a New Zealand citizen; or

(ii)

a permanent resident of New Zealand; and

(b)

that person has at some time resided continuously in New Zealand for a period of not less than 1 year; and

(c)

that electoral district—

(i)

is the last in which that person has continuously resided for a period equalling or exceeding 1 month; or

(ii)

where that person has never resided continuously in any one electoral district for a period equalling or exceeding 1 month, is the electoral district in which that person resides or has last resided.

(2)

Where a writ has been issued for an election, every person—

(a)

who resides in an electoral district on the Monday before polling day; and

(b)

who would, if he or she continued to reside in that electoral district until the close of polling day, have continuously resided in that electoral district for a period equalling or exceeding 1 month,—

shall (whether or not he or she does so continue to reside in that electoral district) be deemed, for the purposes of subsection (1)(c), to have completed on that Monday a period of 1 month’s continuous residence in that electoral district.

Compare: 1956 No 107 s 39; 1983 No 104 s 3(1); 1985 No 150 s 2(1), (2)