Electoral Amendment Act 2017

109 Section 263A amended (Disclosure of immigration information for matching purposes)

Replace section 263A(5) and (6) with:

(5)

Subsection (6) applies in respect of a person if the result of a comparison carried out under subsection (4) indicates that the person has applied to be (but is not yet) registered as an elector, or is on the electoral roll, and is—

(a)

a person who the chief executive of the responsible department believes is unlawfully in New Zealand; or

(b)

a person who is lawfully in New Zealand, but only by virtue of being the holder of a temporary entry class visa of whatever type.

(6)

If this subsection applies in respect of a person, the Electoral Commission must,—

(a)

if the person has applied to be (but is not yet) registered as an elector for the district, follow the procedure specified in section 87; or

(b)

if the person is registered as an elector for the district and the name of the person is on the roll for the district, object under section 96 to the name of that person being on the roll for the district.