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.

Electoral rolls

38 Compilation of electoral roll

(1)

In every year in which a triennial general election is to be held, the electoral officer for every territorial authority must compile a roll of electors of the district of that territorial authority to be known as the electoral roll.

(2)

If—

(a)

an election to fill an extraordinary vacancy; or

(b)

a poll of electors—

is to be held within a district at any time other than in conjunction with a triennial general election, the electoral officer for the territorial authority for the district or, as the case may require, the electoral officer of the local authority for whom the election or poll is to be held or taken must compile a roll of electors entitled to vote in that election or poll.

(3)

Every electoral roll must—

(a)

include the name of every residential elector and ratepayer elector of the district of the territorial authority or, as the case may require, the local authority for whom the election or poll is to be held or taken who, as at the prescribed date, is entitled, under this Act and regulations made under this Act, to be included in the roll; and

(b)

include any other prescribed details; and

(c)

comply with any other prescribed requirements.

(4)

For the purposes of determining the names and other details of residential electors to be included in the electoral roll, the electoral officer must obtain from the Electoral Commission under section 113 of the Electoral Act 1993 a computer-compiled list containing the specified information (as contained in that section) in respect of electors appearing to reside within the local government area of the local authority.

Section 38(4): amended, on 1 July 2012, by section 58(6) of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 57).