112 Supply of information on age and Maori descent

(1)

Any person may, in the manner specified in subsection (3), request the Electoral Commission to provide to that person,—

(a)

for the purposes of research conducted by that person on a topic that relates to a scientific matter,—

(i)

a list of electors in a particular age group as defined in section 114(9); or

(ii)

a list of electors of Maori descent; or

(b)

for the purposes of research being conducted by that person on a topic that relates to human health,—

(i)

a list of electors whose birthdays fall within a period of 12 months; or

(ii)

a list of electors of Maori descent.

(2)

Every list supplied pursuant to a request under subsection (1) shall specify, in relation to each elector on that list, his or her name, postal address, residential address, occupation (if any), preferred honorific (if any), and meshblock.

(3)

Any request made under subsection (1) may seek information about electors appearing to be entitled to vote in—

(a)

1 or more named electoral districts; or

(b)

all electoral districts; or

(c)

1 or more named regions or constituencies of a region; or

(d)

1 or more named territorial authority districts; or

(e)

1 or more named wards; or

(f)

1 or more named community board areas;—

but shall not include any request for a random sample of electors.

(4)

Every list supplied following a request under subsection (1) may be supplied in the form of a computer-compiled list or in electronic form.

(5)

The Electoral Commission shall comply with a request under subsection (1) if—

(a)

the person requesting the list pays the prescribed fee; and

(b)

the person requesting the list supplies a statement that the list is required for research being conducted by that person on a topic which is specified in the statement and which relates to a scientific matter or to human health; and

(c)

the statement supplied under paragraph (b) is signed by the chief executive of any department, organisation, or local authority to which the Official Information Act 1982 or the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 applies; and

(d)

the person requesting the list states in a form to be provided by the Electoral Commission that the list is required for the purpose of that person’s research and will not be used for any other purpose; and

(e)

the Electoral Commission is satisfied that the list should be provided; and

(f)

if the person requesting the list requires the list to be supplied in electronic form, that person supplies to the Electoral Commission a storage medium for that electronic information that complies with the prescribed requirements.

Compare: 1956 No 107 s 64BA; 1990 No 1 s 28(1)

Section 112(1): amended, on 1 July 2012, by section 52(18)(c) of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 57).

Section 112(1)(a)(i): amended, on 17 August 2011, by section 13 of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 57).

Section 112(2): amended, on 6 December 1995, by section 32 of the Electoral Amendment Act (No 2) 1995 (1995 No 61).

Section 112(4): substituted, on 18 March 2002, by section 36(1) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 1).

Section 112(5): amended, on 1 July 2012, by section 52(18)(c) of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 57).

Section 112(5)(d): amended, on 1 July 2012, by section 52(18)(c) of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 57).

Section 112(5)(e): amended, on 1 July 2012, by section 52(18)(c) of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 57).

Section 112(5)(f): substituted, on 18 March 2002, by section 36(2) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 1).

Section 112(5)(f): amended, on 1 July 2012, by section 52(18)(c) of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 57).