Electoral Amendment Act 2017

27 Section 89 amended (Procedure following application for registration)

(1)

In section 89(1), replace “Registrar” with “Electoral Commission”.

(2)

In section 89(1), replace “he or she shall forthwith” with “the Electoral Commission must”.

(3)

Replace section 89(2) with:

(2)

If the Electoral Commission believes that a Māori applicant is prevented, by the manner in which the applicant last exercised the option given by section 76, from being registered as an elector of the district to which the application relates, the Electoral Commission must notify the applicant of its reasons for refusing the application.

(4)

In section 89(3),—

(a)

replace “Registrar to” with “Electoral Commission to”; and

(b)

replace “Registrar shall” with “Electoral Commission must”.

(5)

In section 89(4),—

(a)

replace “Registrar has” with “Electoral Commission has”; and

(b)

replace “Registrar shall” with “Electoral Commission must”.