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147 Advertisement of nomination and polling places

(1)

After the close of nominations in any district, the Returning Officer must, as soon as practicable, forward to the Electoral Commission at Wellington the names of the constituency candidates who have been nominated under section 143 and who have not withdrawn their nominations.

(2)

The Electoral Commission must immediately notify to every Returning Officer—

(a)

the names of the constituency candidates who have been nominated for each district in which a poll is required to be taken and who have not withdrawn their nominations; and

(b)

the party affiliations (if any) of the candidates referred to in paragraph (a), and copies of the party logos (if any) submitted in accordance with section 146E(4) in respect of those candidates; and

(c)

the names of the political parties that have submitted lists in accordance with section 127 and the party logos (if any) submitted in accordance with subsections (7) and (8) of that section in respect of those parties; and

(d)

the names of the candidates on the lists referred to in paragraph (c) or, where the names of more than 65 candidates are included on any such list, the first 65 of those names.

(3)

The Electoral Commission—

(a)

must publish the nomination and polling place information on an Internet site administered by the Electoral Commission; and

(b)

may also, by any other means it considers appropriate, provide registered electors for the district with the nomination and polling place information.

(4)

In this section, the nomination and polling place information, in relation to a district, means—

(a)

the names of constituency candidates contesting the district and their party affiliations (if any); and

(b)

the name of each political party that submitted a list in accordance with section 127 and, under the name of each political party, the names of the political party’s list candidates in the political party’s order of preference (up to a maximum of 65 candidates); and

(c)

the polling places for the district; and

(d)

the polling places in the district that have suitable access for persons who are physically disabled.

(5)

[Repealed]

Section 147: substituted, on 6 December 1995, by section 40 of the Electoral Amendment Act (No 2) 1995 (1995 No 61).

Section 147(1): replaced, on 21 March 2017, by section 74(1) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).

Section 147(2): amended, on 1 October 2010, by section 32(2)(a) of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 26).

Section 147(2)(b): amended, on 21 March 2017, by section 74(2) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).

Section 147(2)(b): amended, on 28 February 2002, by section 58(b) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 1).

Section 147(3): replaced, on 21 March 2017, by section 74(3) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).

Section 147(4): replaced, on 21 March 2017, by section 74(3) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).

Section 147(5): repealed, on 21 March 2017, by section 74(3) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).