111C Electoral Commission may seek consent of Maori electors to supply of information to designated body

(1)

The Electoral Commission may seek the consent of any Maori elector to the supply by the Electoral Commission from time to time of the particulars described in subsection (2) to the designated body for the purpose of establishing and maintaining a register or registers of iwi affiliations.

(2)

The particulars referred to in subsection (1) are—

(a)

the elector’s name, including first names, surname, and preferred honorific (if any):

(b)

the elector’s postal address, email address (if any), and contact telephone numbers (if any):

(c)

the elector’s date of birth:

(d)

any randomly generated number assigned to that elector by the Electoral Commission.

(3)

The Electoral Commission may ask a Maori elector—

(a)

whether the Maori elector consents to the supply of his or her iwi affiliation information to the designated body for the purpose of establishing and maintaining a register or registers of iwi affiliations; and

(b)

if the answer under paragraph (a) is in the affirmative,—

(i)

to give his or her iwi affiliation information; and

(ii)

if the elector wishes, to specify the iwi organisation or organisations or other Maori organisation or organisations to which the elector’s iwi affiliation information may be supplied by the designated body.

(4)

Despite subsections (1) and (3), the Electoral Commission must not seek the consent under this section of a person in respect of whom the Electoral Commission has given a direction under section 115.

(5)

If the Electoral Commission seeks the consent of a person under this section, the Electoral Commission must advise the person of the provisions of section 111D(4) and section 111F(1) to (4).

(6)

If the Electoral Commission seeks the consent of a person under subsection (1), the Electoral Commission must advise the person that a consent given under that subsection may be withdrawn at any time.

(7)

The Electoral Commission

(a)

may hold iwi affiliation information obtained in response to a request under subsection (3) only for such time as is reasonable for the purpose of forwarding that information to the designated body; and

(b)

must not retain any of that iwi affiliation information.

Section 111C: inserted, on 10 November 2003, by section 35 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 1).

Section 111C heading: amended, on 1 July 2012, by section 52(9) of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 57).

Section 111C(1): amended, on 1 July 2012, by section 52(18)(a) of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 57).

Section 111C(2)(b): amended, on 17 August 2011, by section 12 of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 57).

Section 111C(2)(d): amended, on 1 July 2012, by section 52(18)(a) of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 57).

Section 111C(3): amended, on 1 July 2012, by section 52(18)(a) of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 57).

Section 111C(4): amended, on 1 July 2012, by section 52(18)(a) of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 57).

Section 111C(5): amended, on 1 July 2012, by section 52(18)(a) of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 57).

Section 111C(6): amended, on 1 July 2012, by section 52(18)(a) of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 57).

Section 111C(7): amended, on 1 July 2012, by section 52(18)(a) of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 57).