Local Electoral Act 2001

19ZA Public notice of right to demand poll

(1)

A territorial authority or regional council that passes a resolution under section 19Z must give public notice, not later than the required date, of the right to demand, under section 19ZB, a poll on the question whether,—

(a)

in the case of a territorial authority, the district should be divided into 1 or more Māori wards; or

(b)

in the case of a regional council, the region should be divided into 1 or more Māori constituencies.

(2)

The public notice under subsection (1) must include—

(a)

notice of the resolution under section 19Z; and

(b)

a statement that a poll is required to countermand that resolution.

(3)

In subsection (1), required date means,—

(a)

in the case of a resolution under section 19Z that is made after a triennial general election but not later than 23 November of the year that is 2 years before the next triennial general election, 30 November in that year:

(b)

in the case of a resolution under section 19Z that is made at some other time, the date that is 7 days after the date of the resolution.

(4)

This section is subject to section 19ZE.

Section 19ZA: inserted, on 25 December 2002, by section 6 of the Local Electoral Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 85).