71A Obligation to provide annual declaration regarding party

The secretary of any political party registered under this Act must ensure that the Electoral Commission receives by 30 April in each year a declaration made by the secretary in the manner provided by section 9 of the Oaths and Declarations Act 1957, which declaration must—

(a)

state that the party intends, at general elections,—

(i)

to submit a list of candidates under section 127; or

(ii)

to have 1 or more constituency candidates stand for the party or for a related political party; or

(iii)

both; and

(b)

state whether the party has at least 500 current financial members who are eligible to enrol as electors.

Section 71A: inserted, on 28 February 2002, by section 19(1) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 1).