Electoral Finance Act 2007

  • repealed
7 Appointment of financial agent for party
  • (1) The secretary of a party must appoint a financial agent to be responsible for administering the party's finances.

    (2) The secretary of a party that was registered under Part 4 of the Electoral Act 1993 before the commencement of this Act who is eligible to be appointed as a financial agent is deemed to have appointed himself or herself under subsection (1), if—

    • (a) the secretary has not appointed any other person under subsection (1); or

    • (b) the person appointed under subsection (1)—

      • (i) becomes ineligible to be appointed as a financial agent; or

      • (ii) is absent from New Zealand for a period exceeding 10 working days; or

      • (iii) becomes incapacitated; or

      • (iv) dies.

    (3) On the registration of a party under section 67 of the Electoral Act 1993 after the commencement of this Act, the person named, under section 63(2)(c)(viii) of that Act, as the party's financial agent in the application for registration is to be taken to have been appointed under subsection (1).

    (4) A secretary may at any time appoint a new financial agent for the party.

    (5) If at any time a secretary appoints a new financial agent, the secretary must—

    • (a) notify the Electoral Commission; and

    • (b) send to the Electoral Commission—

      • (i) the name, address, and contact details of the new financial agent in the form required by the Electoral Commission; and

      • (ii) the new financial agent's signed consent to the appointment.