71B Obligation to provide copy of party membership rules and candidate selection rules

(1)

The secretary of any political party registered under this Act must supply the Electoral Commission with the following:

(a)

a copy of the rules governing membership of the party:

(b)

a copy of the rules governing the selection of persons to represent that party as candidates for election as members of Parliament:

(c)

a copy of any changes to the rules referred to in paragraph (a) or paragraph (b).

(2)

The copies required by subsection (1)(a) and (b) must be supplied within 1 month after notice of the registration of the party is notified in the Gazette in accordance with section 67(1)(c).

(3)

The copies required by subsection (1)(c) must be supplied within 1 month after the date on which the changes to the rules are adopted by the party.

(4)

Members of the public are entitled to inspect the documents supplied to the Electoral Commission under this section. They may inspect them, without payment, at any time between 9 am and 5 pm on any day on which the office of the Electoral Commission is open.

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

Section 71B(4): amended, on 1 October 2010, by section 14 of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 26).