New Zealand Flag Referendums Act 2015

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14 Voting paper in second flag referendum

(1)

When producing voting papers for the second flag referendum, the Electoral Commission must ensure that the following 2 flag designs are inserted in the spaces indicated on the form in Schedule 2:

(a)

the alternative flag design that was successful in the first flag referendum; and

(b)

the current New Zealand Flag.

(2)

For the purposes of subsection (1), the Electoral Commission must arrange the 2 options on the voting paper in random order.

(3)

The Governor-General must, by Order in Council made on the recommendation of the Minister, at least 28 days before the commencement of the voting period for the second flag referendum, prescribe an official description of the current New Zealand Flag, to be used for the purposes of dictating the relevant parts of the voting paper under section 24(4)(c).

(4)

For the purposes of dictating the relevant parts of the voting paper under section 24(4)(c),—

(a)

the alternative flag design is to be described in accordance with the official description of that design; and

(b)

the current New Zealand Flag is to be described in accordance with the official description of that flag.

Compare: SR 2001/145 r 31(5)