Electoral Amendment Act 2017

74 Section 147 amended (Advertisement of nomination and polling places)

(1)

Replace section 147(1) with:

(1)

After the close of nominations in any district, the Returning Officer must, as soon as practicable, forward to the Electoral Commission at Wellington the names of the constituency candidates who have been nominated under section 143 and who have not withdrawn their nominations.

(2)

In section 147(2)(b), delete “section 143(3A) or”.

(3)

Replace section 147(3) to (5) with:

(3)

The Electoral Commission—

(a)

must publish the nomination and polling place information on an Internet site administered by the Electoral Commission; and

(b)

may also, by any other means it considers appropriate, provide registered electors for the district with the nomination and polling place information.

(4)

In this section, the nomination and polling place information, in relation to a district, means—

(a)

the names of constituency candidates contesting the district and their party affiliations (if any); and

(b)

the name of each political party that submitted a list in accordance with section 127 and, under the name of each political party, the names of the political party’s list candidates in the political party’s order of preference (up to a maximum of 65 candidates); and

(c)

the polling places for the district; and

(d)

the polling places in the district that have suitable access for persons who are physically disabled.