Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2011

31 New section 22 substituted

Section 22 is repealed and the following section substituted:

22 Registrar of Electors

(1)

Each electoral district must have a Registrar of Electors to be appointed by the Electoral Commission.

(2)

Every Registrar—

(a)

must be an individual who is an electoral official (as defined in section 3(1)); and

(b)

may, but need not, hold an office in, or be an employee of, a body corporate to which all or any of the Commission’s functions or powers that relate to registration of electors have been delegated; and

(c)

must, subject to subsection (3), be stationed at an office within the electoral district of which he or she is Registrar.

(3)

The Electoral Commission may appoint as the Registrar for an electoral district a person stationed at an office occupied by the Electoral Commission, by the electoral official, or by the body corporate in or by which the electoral official holds an office or is employed, and in an adjoining electoral district if, in the Electoral Commission’s opinion,—

(a)

there is in the electoral district no suitable office occupied by the Electoral Commission, the electoral official, or that body corporate; or

(b)

an officer more suitable for appointment is stationed at an office occupied by the Electoral Commission, the electoral official, or that body corporate in an adjoining district; or

(c)

making the appointment is, for 1 or more other reasons, in the public interest.

(4)

A district is, for the purposes of subsection (3), an adjoining district for another district if the boundaries of both districts—

(a)

are wholly or partly shared; or

(b)

are separated by no more than 2 intermediate districts.

(5)

The Registrar must, under the Electoral Commission’s direction,—

(a)

compile and keep, as required by this Act, the electoral roll for the Registrar’s electoral district; and

(b)

carry out the functions and duties conferred and imposed on the Registrar by or under this Act.

(6)

The Electoral Commission may from time to time appoint to be the Deputy Registrar for any electoral district an individual who—

(a)

is an electoral official (as defined in section 3(1)); and

(b)

may, but need not, hold an office in, or be an employee of, a body corporate to which all or any of the Commission’s functions or powers that relate to registration of electors have been delegated.

(7)

The Deputy Registrar has and may carry out (exercise or perform), subject to the control of the Registrar for that electoral district, all of that Registrar’s powers, functions, and duties.

(8)

Neither the Registrar nor his or her deputy may hold any official position in any political organisation.

(9)

The powers conferred on the Electoral Commission by subsections (1) and (6) include the power to appoint a Registrar or a Deputy Registrar for a named electoral district—

(a)

that is not yet in being; or

(b)

in respect of which a roll has not been compiled.

(10)

All appointments made under section 22 as repealed on 1 July 2012 by section 31 of the Electoral (Administration) Act 2011 and in force at the close of 30 June 2012 continue on and after 1 July 2012, and may be amended, revoked, or revoked and replaced, as if they had been made under this section.

Compare: 1956 No 107 s 7A; 1986 No 124 s 32(1)