Polling at elections

155 Power to appoint polling places

(1)

In respect of each election, the Electoral Commission may from time to time, subject to subsections (2) to (4), appoint polling places for any district, and may revoke, alter, or add to any such appointment.

(2)

The polling places appointed for any district may include polling places that are not within the limits of that district.

(3)

No polling place shall be appointed in any licensed premises under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 that will, at any time on polling day, be open for the sale, supply, or consumption of alcohol (within the meaning of section 5(1) of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012).

(4)

At least 12 polling places within the limits of each district shall have access that is suitable for persons who are physically disabled.

(5)

The Electoral Commission may make the details of every appointment, revocation, alteration, or addition publicly available by any means that the Electoral Commission considers appropriate.

(6)

Subsection (5) does not limit section 147.

Compare: 1956 No 107 s 91; 1990 No 1 s 43(1)

Section 155(1): amended, on 1 October 2010, by section 32(1)(a) of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 26).

Section 155(1): amended, on 28 February 2002, by section 62(1) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 1).

Section 155(3): substituted, on 6 December 1995, by section 43(1) of the Electoral Amendment Act (No 2) 1995 (1995 No 61).

Section 155(3): amended, on 18 December 2013, by section 417(1) of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 (2012 No 120).

Section 155(4): amended, on 6 December 1995, by section 43(2) of the Electoral Amendment Act (No 2) 1995 (1995 No 61).

Section 155(5): substituted, on 28 February 2002, by section 62(2) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 1).

Section 155(5): amended, on 1 October 2010, by section 32(1)(a) of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 26).

Section 155(6): added, on 28 February 2002, by section 62(2) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 1).