Marriage or civil union of registered elector

Heading: substituted, on 18 March 2002, by section 28(1) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 1).

Heading: amended, on 26 April 2005, by section 46 of the Civil Union Act 2004 (2004 No 102).

93 Notification of marriages and civil unions

(1)

In this section, Registrar-General means the Registrar-General appointed under section 79(1) of the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Act 1995.

(2)

As soon as is reasonably practicable after the registration of a marriage under Part 7 of the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Act 1995, or the registration of a civil union under Part 7A of that Act, the Registrar-General must provide to the Electoral Commission the following information in respect of each of the parties to the marriage or civil union:

(a)

full name:

(b)

date of birth:

(c)

usual residential address:

(d)

date of marriage or civil union.

(3)

Subsection (4) applies if a party to the marriage or civil union is—

(a)

registered as an elector of any district; or

(b)

a person who has applied under section 82(2) for registration as an elector.

(4)

The Electoral Commission must—

(a)

send to the party to the marriage or civil union a notice asking for details of any changes resulting from the marriage or civil union that may be required to the name, address, and occupation under which he or she is registered on the roll; and

(b)

if a change is required, amend the roll in accordance with the details supplied.

(5)

If an amendment to the roll is required under subsection (4) and the amendment does not appear on the main or supplementary roll printed for any election, the person is, if otherwise qualified, entitled to vote at the election under his or her former name as it appears on the roll.

Section 93: substituted, on 7 July 2010, by section 4 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 63).

Section 93(2): amended, on 1 July 2012, by section 52(17)(i) of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 57).

Section 93(4): amended, on 1 July 2012, by section 52(17)(i) of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 57).