Updating of electoral rolls

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

89D Inquiry to be made to update electoral rolls

(1)

The Electoral Commission must, at the times required by or under this section, direct an inquiry to be made in relation to the particulars on the roll for every person registered as an elector of a district.

(2)

An inquiry must be made,—

(a)

where practicable, within the period of 12 months ending with the day on which a Parliament is due to expire; and

(b)

at any other time determined by the Electoral Commission.

(3)

In any year in which a triennial general election of members of any local authority must be held under the Local Electoral Act 2001, the Electoral Commission must direct an inquiry to be made concerning the particulars on the roll of every person who—

(a)

is registered as an elector of a district; and

(b)

appears from those particulars to reside within a particular local government area.

(4)

If a roll that is not yet in force has been compiled under section 101(1), the inquiry directed to be made under this section must be in respect of that roll.

(5)

An inquiry made under subsection (1)—

(a)

must—

(i)

contain the particulars on the roll for the elector to whom it is addressed; or

(ii)

contain information about how the elector can access his or her particulars electronically; and

(b)

must require the elector, if any of those particulars have changed or are incorrect, to notify the Electoral Commission by—

(i)

sending the corrected particulars to the Electoral Commission in a form that the Electoral Commission has approved; or

(ii)

using an approved electronic medium to make any change or correction required to the particulars.

(6)

An elector who has a physical or mental impairment may give a notification required by subsection (5) through a representative, and section 86 applies with any necessary modifications.

(7)

For the purposes of this section,—

(a)

a person registered as an elector includes any person of or over the age of 17 years who has had an application to register as an elector accepted by the Electoral Commission; and

(b)

the particulars contained in the application to register are the particulars on the roll for that person.

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

Section 89D(1): amended, on 21 March 2017, by section 31(1)(a) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).

Section 89D(1): amended, on 21 March 2017, by section 31(1)(b) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).

Section 89D(2)(b): amended, on 21 March 2017, by section 31(2) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).

Section 89D(3): amended, on 21 March 2017, by section 31(3) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).

Section 89D(3)(a): amended, on 21 March 2017, by section 31(4) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).

Section 89D(3)(b): amended, on 21 March 2017, by section 31(5) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).

Section 89D(5): replaced, on 21 March 2017, by section 31(6) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).

Section 89D(7)(a): amended, on 21 March 2017, by section 31(7) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).