76 Maori option

(1)

Subject to this section and to sections 77 to 79, a Maori who possesses the qualifications prescribed in that behalf by this Act shall have the option of being registered either as an elector of a Maori electoral district or as an elector of a General electoral district.

(2)

Every such option shall be exercised—

(a)

at the time the Maori first qualifies and applies to be registered as an elector of any electoral district; or

(b)

in the case of a Maori who was not registered as an elector of any electoral district on the first day of the period last specified in a notice published under section 77(2), on the first subsequent application for registration as an elector; or

(c)

in any other case, in accordance with section 77 or section 78.

Compare: 1956 No 107 s 41; 1980 No 29 s 12(1); 1981 No 120 s 14(1)