Electoral Amendment Act 2002

13 Application for registration
  • (1) Section 63(2) of the principal Act is amended by repealing paragraph (c), and substituting the following paragraphs:

    • (c) must—

      • (i) set out the name of the party; and

      • (ii) if the party wishes to be able to use for the purposes of this Act an abbreviation of its name, set out the name of that abbreviation; and

      • (iii) set out the name and address of the applicant and the capacity in which he or she makes the application; and

      • (iv) if the applicant is not the secretary of the party, set out the name and address of the secretary of the party; and

      • (v) set out the name and address of the person, being a person who is eligible for appointment under section 214D, who is to be appointed as the auditor of the party, and be accompanied by that person's signed consent to the appointment; and

      • (vi) be accompanied by evidence, in a form approved by the Electoral Commission, that the party has at least 500 current financial members who are eligible to enrol as electors; and

      • (vii) be accompanied by a declaration, made by the secretary of the party in the manner provided by section 9 of the Oaths and Declarations Act 1957 that the party has at least 500 current financial members who are eligible to enrol as electors; and

    • (ca) must be accompanied by a declaration made by the secretary of the party in the manner provided by section 9 of the Oaths and Declarations Act 1957, which declaration must state that the party intends, at general elections,—

      • (i) to submit a list of candidates under section 127; or

      • (ii) to have 1 or more constituency candidates stand for the party or for a related political party; or

      • (iii) both; and.

    (2) The secretary of every political party that is registered under Part 4 of the principal Act at the date of the commencement of this section must supply to the Electoral Commission, within 1 month after that date, the name and address of the person who is the party's auditor, and that person's signed consent to being named as the party's auditor.