Electoral Amendment Act 2002

43 New section 124 substituted
  • The principal Act is amended by repealing section 124, and substituting the following section:

    124 Power to destroy records
    • (1) Subject to subsection (3), the Registrar may destroy any of the records described in subsection (2) if—

      • (a) the Registrar considers that the records are no longer required; and

      • (b) 2 general elections have taken place since the records were made.

      (2) The records referred to in subsection (1) are records held by the Registrar, being—

      • (a) applications for registration as electors; and

      • (b) forms returned following an inquiry under section 83; and

      • (c) records forming part of the dormant roll maintained under section 109(1).

      (3) Nothing in this section authorises any person to destroy any records if he or she has reason to believe that those records are relevant to an election petition or that the time for bringing an election petition to which those records may be relevant has not expired.