166 Questions may be put to voters

(1)

The issuing officer may, and if so required by any scrutineer shall, before allowing any person to vote, put to that person the following questions:

(a)

are you the person whose name appears as AB in the electoral roll now in force for the [name of district] Electoral District?

(b)

have you already voted at this election in this or any other electoral district?

(2)

In every such case the issuing officer shall require the questions to be answered in writing signed by the person to whom they are put.

(3)

Every person to whom those questions are put who does not answer them, or does not answer the first in the affirmative and the second in the negative, shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $1,000, and shall be prohibited from voting then or afterwards at that election.

(4)

Every person who wilfully and knowingly makes a false answer to either of the questions that the issuing officer may put to that person under this section shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $1,000.

Compare: 1956 No 107 s 104; 1990 No 1 s 54(1)

Section 166(1): amended, on 28 February 2002, by section 101(1) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 1).

Section 166(2): amended, on 28 February 2002, by section 101(1) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 1).

Section 166(3): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).

Section 166(4): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).

Section 166(4): amended, on 28 February 2002, by section 101(1) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 1).