Electoral Amendment Act 2002

Part 4
Other amendments to principal Act

97 New section 263B inserted
  • The principal Act is amended by inserting, after section 263A, the following section:

    263B Disclosure of personal information for enrolment purposes
    • (1) The purpose of this section is to facilitate the disclosure of information described in subsection (2) by a specified agency to the Chief Registrar only for the purposes of—

      • (a) identifying persons who are qualified to apply to register as an elector but who have not yet registered; and

      • (b) encouraging those persons identified to register as an elector; and

      • (c) updating and ensuring the accuracy of the particulars of persons whose names are on the roll.

      (2) The information referred to in subsection (1) is the following information relating to any person of or over the age of 17 years:

      • (a) the person's full name:

      • (b) the person's date of birth:

      • (c) the person's address of residence (if known):

      • (d) the person's postal address (if known and if different from the address of residence in paragraph (c)):

      • (e) the person's preferred honorific (if known):

      • (f) the date at which the information in paragraphs (a) to (e) held by the agency was last provided to the agency.

      (3) For the purposes of this section, a specified agency means—

      • (a) the department for the time being responsible for the administration of the Social Security Act 1964; and

      • (b) the Ministry of Transport; and

      • (c) the Land Transport Safety Authority; and

      • (d) the Department of Internal Affairs.

      (4) For the purposes of this section, any officer or employee or agent of a specified agency, authorised by the chief executive of that agency, may from time to time, at the request of the Chief Registrar, supply to the Chief Registrar any of the information described in subsection (2) held by that agency,—

      • (a) in the case of the department for the time being responsible for the administration of the Social Security Act 1964, in relation to any—

        • (i) beneficiary; or

        • (ii) student; or

        • (iii) borrower (as that term is defined in section 2 of the Student Loan Scheme Act 1992):

      • (b) in the case of the Ministry of Transport, in relation to motor vehicle registration:

      • (c) in the case of the Land Transport Safety Authority, in relation to driver licences:

      • (d) in the case of the Department of Internal Affairs, in relation to persons who obtain New Zealand citizenship under the Citizenship Act 1977.

      (5) If, in relation to any person, information is supplied to the Chief Registrar under subsection (4), the Chief Registrar may cause a comparison of that information to be made with any information that is held by the Chief Registrar and that relates to that person.