83 Application for registration

(1)

An application for registration as an elector may be made to the Electoral Commission

(a)

in writing, by completing and signing a form that the Electoral Commission has approved and returning it to the Electoral Commission; or

(b)

in an approved electronic medium, by providing the information necessary to complete the form.

(2)

An application for registration as an elector must state, in respect of the person making the application,—

(a)

the person’s full name; and

(b)

the person’s date of birth; and

(c)

the place of residence in respect of which registration is claimed, specified in a manner that enables it to be clearly identified; and

(d)

the person’s postal address, if different from the address given under paragraph (c); and

(e)

the person’s occupation, if any; and

(f)

the honorific (if any) by which the person wishes to be addressed; and

(g)

whether or not the person is a Maori; and

(h)

any other particulars that are prescribed in regulations.

(3)

The Electoral Commission may reject an application for registration as an elector if—

(a)

the application is made under subsection (1)(a) and the form is not—

(i)

signed; or

(ii)

completed with the details specified in subsection (2)(a), (b), (c), and (h); or

(b)

the application is made under subsection (1)(b) and the information provided does not include the details specified in subsection (2)(a), (b), (c), and (h).

(4)

If a person does not specify in his or her application whether he or she is a Maori, this Act applies as if the person had specified in his or her application that he or she is not a Maori.

(5)

An application for registration as an elector that is rejected by the Electoral Commission is treated as not having been made.

(6)

[Repealed]

Section 83: replaced, on 25 March 2014, by section 17 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2014 (2014 No 8).

Section 83(1): amended, on 21 March 2017, by section 24(1) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).

Section 83(1)(a): amended, on 21 March 2017, by section 24(2)(a) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).

Section 83(1)(a): amended, on 21 March 2017, by section 24(2)(b) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).

Section 83(1)(b): amended, on 21 March 2017, by section 24(3) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).

Section 83(3): amended, on 21 March 2017, by section 24(4) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).

Section 83(3)(a): amended, on 21 March 2017, by section 24(5) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).

Section 83(5): amended, on 21 March 2017, by section 24(6) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).

Section 83(6): repealed, on 21 March 2017, by section 24(7) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).