Electoral Amendment Act 2004

5 How vacancies created
  • (1) Section 55(1) of the principal Act is amended by repealing paragraph (b), and substituting the following paragraph:

    • (b) if he or she takes an oath or makes a declaration or acknowledgement of allegiance, obedience, or adherence to a foreign State, foreign Head of State, or foreign Power, whether required on appointment to an office or otherwise; or.

    (2) Section 55(1) of the principal Act is amended by inserting, after paragraph (c), the following paragraphs:

    • (ca) if he or she ceases to be a New Zealand citizen; or

    • (cb) if he or she accepts nomination as, or otherwise agrees to be, a candidate for election, or agrees to appointment as—

      • (i) a member of Parliament (or other governing body) of a country, State, territory, or municipality, in any country other than New Zealand; or

      • (ii) a member of any governing body of any association of countries, States, territories, or municipalities exercising governing powers, of which New Zealand is not a member (for example, the European Union); or.