Electoral Amendment Act 2002

8 Registered electors may be members, unless disqualified
  • (1) Section 47 of the principal Act is amended by repealing subsection (3), and substituting the following subsection:

    • (3) Regardless of anything in subsection (1), a person is not qualified to be a candidate or to be elected unless he or she is a New Zealand citizen.

    (2) A member of Parliament elected before the date of the commencement of this section is not disqualified from sitting as a member simply because, after that date, he or she is no longer qualified under section 47(3) of the principal Act to be a candidate or to be elected.

    (3) A candidate whose name appears on a party list submitted under section 127 of the principal Act before the date of the commencement of this section is not disqualified from being selected from that party list under section 137 of the principal Act to fill a vacancy simply because, after that date, he or she is no longer qualified under section 47(3) of the principal Act to be a candidate or to be elected.

    (4) This section comes into force on 1 February 2003.