89 Procedure following application for registration

(1)

If the Electoral Commission is satisfied that any applicant for registration as an elector (whether by transfer from another district, or otherwise) is qualified to be registered, the Electoral Commission must enter the name of the applicant on the roll.

(2)

If the Electoral Commission believes that a Māori applicant is prevented, by the manner in which the applicant last exercised the option given by section 76, from being registered as an elector of the district to which the application relates, the Electoral Commission must notify the applicant of its reasons for refusing the application.

(3)

Where an application for registration as an elector has been received before the issue of a writ and it has not been possible for the Electoral Commission to ascertain, at the time of the issue of the writ, whether the applicant is currently registered as an elector of another electoral district, the Electoral Commission must, subject to subsection (4), include the name of the applicant on any main, supplementary, or composite roll printed as at writ day.

(4)

Notwithstanding anything in this Act, where the Electoral Commission has, under subsection (3), included the name of any person on any main, supplementary, or composite roll printed as at writ day, the Electoral Commission must, within 6 days after writ day determine, either—

(a)

to enter the name of the applicant on the electoral roll; or

(b)

to delete the name of the applicant from that main, supplementary, or composite roll.

Compare: 1956 No 107 s 49(1), (4), (5); 1980 No 29 s 17(1); 1981 No 120 s 21

Section 89 (former section 87): renumbered, on 25 March 2014, by section 18 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2014 (2014 No 8).

Former section 89: repealed, on 25 March 2014, by section 21 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2014 (2014 No 8).

Section 89(1): amended, on 21 March 2017, by section 27(1) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).

Section 89(1): amended, on 21 March 2017, by section 27(2) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).

Section 89(2): replaced, on 21 March 2017, by section 27(3) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).

Section 89(3): amended, on 21 March 2017, by section 27(4)(a) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).

Section 89(3): amended, on 21 March 2017, by section 27(4)(b) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).

Section 89(4): amended, on 21 March 2017, by section 27(5)(a) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).

Section 89(4): amended, on 21 March 2017, by section 27(5)(b) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).