Electoral (Disqualification of Sentenced Prisoners) Amendment Act 2010

Public Act
 
2010 No 128
Date of assent
 
15 December 2010
Commencement
 
see section 2
2 Commencement

This Act comes into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.

3 Principal Act amended

This Act amends the Electoral Act 1993.

6 Existing status under section 80(1)(d) of principal Act not affected

To avoid doubt,—

(a)

a person who is disqualified for registration as an elector by section 80(1)(d) of the principal Act immediately before the commencement of this Act continues to be disqualified for registration as an elector as if this Act had not been enacted; and

(b)

a person who is not disqualified for registration as an elector by section 80(1)(d) of the principal Act immediately before the commencement of this Act is not disqualified for registration as an elector by that section (as substituted) immediately after the commencement of this Act on the ground of an existing sentence of imprisonment; and

(c)

section 4 of this Act does not override section 17 of the Interpretation Act 1999.