Local Electoral Act 2001

19ZB Electors may demand poll

(1)

A specified number of electors of a territorial authority or regional council may, at any time, demand that a poll be held 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)

This section is subject to section 19ZE.

(3)

In this section and sections 19ZC and 19ZD,—

demand means a demand referred to in subsection (1)

specified number of electors, in relation to a territorial authority or regional council, means a number of electors equal to or greater than 5% of the number of electors enrolled as eligible to vote at the previous triennial general election of the territorial authority or regional council.

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