89C Elector must give notice of change of place of residence to different electoral district

(1)

This section applies to an elector who, being registered as an elector of an electoral district, changes his or her place of residence to a different electoral district (the new electoral district).

(2)

The elector must, within 2 months after the date on which he or she changed his or her place of residence, give notice of—

(a)

the change in his or her place of residence; and

(b)

the date on which the change occurred; and

(c)

the address of the new place of residence.

(3)

Notice under subsection (2) must be given—

(a)

in an approved electronic medium; or

(b)

in writing to the Electoral Commission in a form that the Electoral Commission has approved; or

(c)

by applying, under section 83, to the Electoral Commission for registration as an elector.

(4)

An elector who has a physical or mental impairment may give notice under subsection (2) through a representative, and section 86 applies with any necessary modifications.

(5)

For the purposes of section 89(1), an elector who gives notice under subsection (2) (by any method specified in subsection (3)) is an applicant for registration as an elector.

(6)

[Repealed]

(7)

[Repealed]

(8)

[Repealed]

(9)

[Repealed]

(10)

[Repealed]

(11)

[Repealed]

(12)

[Repealed]

(13)

[Repealed]

(14)

An elector who knowingly or wilfully fails to comply with subsection (2) commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine—

(a)

not exceeding $100 on a first conviction; and

(b)

not exceeding $200 on any subsequent conviction.

(15)

Despite subsection (14), an elector who gives notice of the matters specified in subsection (2) after the expiry of the period referred to in that subsection but before the commencement of a prosecution is not liable for prosecution for his or her earlier failure to give notice.

(16)

[Repealed]

Section 89C: inserted, on 25 March 2014, by section 22 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2014 (2014 No 8).

Section 89C(2): replaced, on 1 May 2017, by section 30(1) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).

Section 89C(3)(b): replaced, on 1 May 2017, by section 30(2) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).

Section 89C(3)(c): replaced, on 1 May 2017, by section 30(2) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).

Section 89C(5): replaced, on 1 May 2017, by section 30(3) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).

Section 89C(6): repealed, on 1 May 2017, by section 30(3) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).

Section 89C(7): repealed, on 1 May 2017, by section 30(3) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).

Section 89C(8): repealed, on 1 May 2017, by section 30(3) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).

Section 89C(9): repealed, on 1 May 2017, by section 30(3) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).

Section 89C(10): repealed, on 1 May 2017, by section 30(3) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).

Section 89C(11): repealed, on 1 May 2017, by section 30(3) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).

Section 89C(12): repealed, on 1 May 2017, by section 30(3) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).

Section 89C(13): repealed, on 1 May 2017, by section 30(3) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).

Section 89C(16): repealed, on 1 May 2017, by section 30(4) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).