Electoral Amendment Act 2002

38 New section 114 substituted
  • The principal Act is amended by repealing section 114, and substituting the following section:

    114 Supply of electoral information to candidates, political parties, and members of Parliament
    • (1) The Chief Registrar must supply to a person specified in subsection (2), on a request made in accordance with this section by that person,—

      • (a) the information described in subsection (3); and

      • (b) if the person so requests, the information described in subsection (4).

      (2) The persons referred to in subsection (1) are—

      • (a) any candidate or any person acting on behalf of a political party who wishes to obtain the information for the purposes of the candidate or the political party:

      • (b) any candidate or any person acting on behalf of a political party who wishes to obtain the information for the purposes of the candidate or the political party in connection with any local authority elections:

      • (c) a member of Parliament or person acting on behalf of a member of Parliament who wishes to obtain the information for the purposes of the member of Parliament:

      • (d) any Commissioner or officer of the Electoral Commission for the purposes of assisting the Electoral Commission to exercise its functions under section 5(d):

      • (e) any other person charged with responsibilities in relation to the conduct of any official publicity or information campaign to be conducted on behalf of the Government of New Zealand and relating to electoral matters or the conduct of any general election or by-election.

      (3) The information referred to in subsection (1)(a) is—

      • (a) the names, residential addresses, occupations (if any), preferred honorifics (if any), meshblock, and postal addresses of, and any randomly generated number assigned by the Chief Registrar to, any or all of the following persons:

        • (i) the electors of an electoral district:

        • (ii) the persons whose names are on the dormant roll for an electoral district:

        • (iii) the electors of an electoral district who were registered as electors for that district on or after the date fixed for the closing of the main roll for the district pursuant to section 104, or on or after a date nominated by the applicant, that date being not earlier than the date on which the roll was last closed for printing:

        • (iv) the electors of an electoral district whose names have been removed from the electoral roll for that district on or after a date nominated by the applicant, that date being not earlier than the date on which the roll was last closed for printing; and

      • (b) if the person to whom the information is being supplied is one described in subsection (2)(b), the electors of a local authority district or subdivision of a local authority district.

      (4) The information referred to in subsection (1)(b) is,—

      • (a) whether the elector is of Maori descent; or

      • (b) a list of electors of Maori descent; or

      • (c) the age group within which the elector appears; or

      • (d) a list of electors in a particular age group; or

      • (e) any or all of the above.

      (5) Information supplied by the Chief Registrar under this section may be supplied—

      • (a) in the form of a computer-compiled list; or

      • (b) in electronic form, including by the giving of remote access to the information by electronic means.

      (6) A request for information from a person described in subsection (2)(a), (b), or (c) must,—

      • (a) if the information is sought in electronic form supplied on an electronic storage medium, be accompanied by a storage medium for that electronic information; and

      • (b) be accompanied by the prescribed fee; and

      • (c) be accompanied by a statement, on a form to be provided by the Chief Registrar, by the person seeking the information that the information is required for purposes permitted by this section and will not be used for any purpose other than those for which it is supplied.

      (7) A request for information from a person described in subsection (2)(d) or (e) must, if the information is sought in electronic form supplied on an electronic storage medium, be accompanied by a storage medium for that electronic information.

      (8) Regulations made under section 267 may prescribe fees, or a scale of fees, for the supply of computer-compiled lists and electronic storage media by the Chief Registrar to any person under this section, and for the giving of remote access to the information by electronic means.

      (9) For the purposes of this section and section 112(1)(a),—

      age group means, in relation to electors, those whose birthdays fall within a period of 5 years (being the first half or the second half of a decade)

      decade means a period of 10 years that begins with a year that is divisible, without remainder, by 10.