Electoral Amendment Act 2002

28 New sections 92 to 94A substituted
  • (1) The principal Act is amended by repealing sections 92 to 94, and substituting the following sections and headings:

    92 Notification of death of registered elector
    • (1) The Registrar-General of Births and Deaths must, as soon as is reasonably practicable after the registration of the death of any person of or over the age of 17 years, notify the information described in subsection (2) to the Chief Registrar of Electors.

      (2) The information referred to in subsection (1) is the fact of the death, together with any particulars known to the Registrar-General of Births and Deaths that may be required to enable the Chief Registrar and Chief Electoral Officer—

      • (a) to determine the electoral district in which the deceased person resided; and

      • (b) to take appropriate steps in relation to the roll and other records.

    Marriage of registered elector

    93 Notification of marriages
    • (1) This section applies if a person to whom a notice of intended marriage under the Marriage Act 1955 relates—

      • (a) is registered as an elector of any district; or

      • (b) is a person of or over the age of 17 years who has made an application under section 82(2) of this Act for registration as an elector of any district.

      (2) The person referred to in subsection (1), or the other party to the intended marriage, must provide to the Registrar (within the meaning of section 2 of the Births, Deaths, and Marriages Registration Act 1995) the information requested by the Chief Registrar for the purposes of this section.

      (3) The Chief Registrar may approve a form for the purposes of subsection (2).

      (4) The Registrar (within the meaning of section 2 of the Births, Deaths, and Marriages Registration Act 1995) must transmit the information provided under subsection (2) to the Registrar for the district of which the person is registered as an elector.

      (5) The Registrar who receives the information provided under subsection (2) must, after the date of the intended marriage, send by post to each of the parties to the intended marriage a notice inquiring whether, as a result of the marriage, any change is required in the name, address, and occupation under which he or she is or is to be registered on the roll.

      (6) If a person to whom a notice is sent under subsection (5) states that a change is required, the Registrar of Electors must amend the roll in accordance with the particulars supplied.

      (7) If an amendment to the roll is necessary under subsection (6) and the amendment does not appear on the main or supplementary roll printed for any election, the person is, if otherwise qualified, entitled to vote at the election under his or her former name as it appears on the roll.

    Change of name of registered elector

    94 Notification of change of name
    • (1) This section applies if a person registers a change of his or her name under section 21 of the Births, Deaths, and Marriages Registration Act 1995.

      (2) The Registrar-General must provide to the Chief Registrar the following information for the purposes of determining whether any change is required to the name and address under which that person is registered on the roll:

      • (a) the old name and the new name of the person; and

      • (b) the person's date of birth; and

      • (c) the person's full residential address.

    Confirmation of change of name, address, or other particulars

    94A Confirmation of change of name, address, or other particulars
    • (1) This section applies if the Registrar, in accordance with this Act, amends, in relation to any person whose name appears on the roll, any of the following particulars:

      • (a) the place of residence of the person, following a change of residence within an electoral district; or

      • (b) the name of the person; or

      • (c) any other particulars of a kind specified in paragraph (d), (h), or (i) of section 85(3).

      (2) The Registrar must, not later than 14 days after the roll is amended, deliver to that person personally, or send to that person by post, notice in writing of the amendment of the particulars on the roll.

    (2) The Births, Deaths, and Marriages Registration Amendment Act 1997 is consequentially amended by repealing so much of the Schedule as relates to section 93(1) of the Electoral Act 1993.