Local Electoral Act 2001

  • This version was replaced on 13 April 2017 to make corrections to clauses 2(1) and 4(1) of Schedule 1A under section 25(1)(k) of the Legislation Act 2012.
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).