20CA Powers of delegate


An electoral official to whom any functions, duties, or powers of a Returning Officer are delegated may, unless the delegation provides otherwise, perform the function or duty or exercise the power in the same manner, subject to the same restrictions, and with the same effect as if the electoral official were the Returning Officer.


An electoral official who purports to perform a function or duty or exercise a power under a delegation from a Returning Officer is, in the absence of proof to the contrary, presumed to do so in accordance with the terms of that delegation.

Compare: 2004 No 115 s 74

Section 20CA: inserted, on 1 October 2010, by section 9 of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 26).