Electoral Amendment Act 2010


Electoral Amendment Act 2010

Public Act2010 No 63
Date of assent6 July 2010
Commencementsee section 2

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • This Act is the Electoral Amendment Act 2010.

2 Commencement
  • This Act comes into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.

3 Principal Act amended
4 New section 93 substituted
  • Section 93 is repealed and the following section substituted:

    93 Notification of marriages and civil unions
    • (1) In this section, Registrar-General means the Registrar-General appointed under section 79(1) of the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Act 1995.

      (2) As soon as is reasonably practicable after the registration of a marriage under Part 7 of the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Act 1995, or the registration of a civil union under Part 7A of that Act, the Registrar-General must provide to the Chief Registrar the following information in respect of each of the parties to the marriage or civil union:

      • (a) full name:

      • (b) date of birth:

      • (c) usual residential address:

      • (d) date of marriage or civil union.

      (3) Subsection (4) applies if a party to the marriage or civil union is—

      • (a) registered as an elector of any district; or

      • (b) a person who has applied under section 82(2) for registration as an elector.

      (4) The Chief Registrar must—

      • (a) send to the party to the marriage or civil union a notice asking for details of any changes resulting from the marriage or civil union that may be required to the name, address, and occupation under which he or she is registered on the roll; and

      • (b) if a change is required, amend the roll in accordance with the details supplied.

      (5) If an amendment to the roll is required under subsection (4) and the amendment does not appear on the main or supplementary roll printed for any election, the person is, if otherwise qualified, entitled to vote at the election under his or her former name as it appears on the roll.

Legislative history

29 June 2010Divided from Statutes Amendment Bill by committee of the whole House, third reading
6 July 2010Royal assent

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Justice.