Part 9 Miscellaneous provisions

263 Service of notices

(1)

Any notice under this Act may be served on any person by delivering it to that person, and may be delivered to that person either personally or by leaving it at his or her place of residence as stated on the roll or by posting it by registered letter addressed to him or her at that place of residence.

(2)

A notice so posted shall be deemed to have been served at the time when the registered letter would in the ordinary course of post be delivered.

(3)

Where any notice is sent by registered letter addressed to any person at his or her place of residence as stated on the roll, with a special request that the letter be returned to the sender at the expiration of 15 days if the person to whom the letter is addressed cannot be found, the return of the letter by a person registered as a postal operator under the Postal Services Act 1998 must be treated as sufficient proof that the person has quitted that place of residence.

(4)

Registered letter includes any service that—

(a)

provides a system of recorded delivery; and

(b)

is similar in nature to a registered post service provided by a person registered as a postal operator under the Postal Services Act 1998.

Compare: 1956 No 107 s 184

Section 263(3): amended, on 1 July 2012, by section 51(1) of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 57).

Section 263(4): inserted, on 1 July 2012, by section 51(2) of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 57).