Electoral (Administration) Amendment Bill (No 2)

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Hon Simon Power

Electoral (Administration) Amendment Bill (No 2)

Government Bill



Explanatory note

1 Title

2 Commencement

3 Principal Act amended

Part 1
Amendments to principal Act

Subpart 1Provisions coming into force on day after assent

4 Powers of Electoral Commission

5 Electoral Commission may delegate functions, duties, or powers to non-employees

6 Compulsory registration of electors

7 New section 83A substituted

8 New section 87A inserted

9 Changes of address to be notified

10 Supply of information on age and Maori descent

11 Unpublished names

12 Duty to report suspected offences

13 Assistance to be given to Registrar

14 Power to destroy records

15 Power to resolve in certain cases that by-election not be held

16 Power to resolve in certain cases not to supply vacancy

17 Personation

18 Disclosure of immigration information for matching purposes

19 Disclosure of personal information for enrolment purposes

Subpart 2Provisions coming into force on 1 October 2012

20 Functions

21 New sections 9 and 9A substituted

22 Section 21 repealed

23 New section 22 substituted

24 Section 23 repealed

Part 2
Consequential amendments and transitional provisions

Subpart 1Provisions coming into force on day after assent

Consequential amendments to principal Act

25 No form of inquiry required if application for registration as elector received

26 Transfer of electors between electorates

27 Applications received after issue of writ

28 False statements or declarations

Consequential amendment to regulations

29 Amendment to Electoral Regulations 1996

Transitional provision approving electronic medium for online re-enrolment and updating

30 Deemed approval of electronic medium called igovt logon service

Transitional provisions relating to abolition of Chief Registrar of Electors

31 Office of Chief Registrar of Electors abolished

32 No compensation for loss of office

33 Crown-owned assets (other than intellectual property) and records that Chief Registrar controls or possesses

34 Liabilities for expenses after 30 September 2012

35 Expenses before 1 October 2012 (whether from commitments before, on, or after 17 August 2009)

36 Expenses after 30 September 2012 from commitments before 18 August 2009

37 Expenses after 30 September 2012 from commitments after 17 August 2009 and before 1 October 2012

38 Matters incomplete on 1 October 2012

39 Proceedings incomplete on 1 October 2012

40 Transitional or savings regulations

Subpart 2Provisions coming into force on 1 October 2012

Consequential amendments to principal Act

41 Interpretation

42 Section 140 repealed

43 Service of notices

44 References to Chief Registrar of Electors

Consequential amendments to other public Acts

45 Amendments to Broadcasting Act 1989

46 Amendments to Citizens Initiated Referenda Act 1993

47 Amendments to Energy Companies Act 1992

48 Amendments to Juries Act 1981

49 Amendments to Local Electoral Act 2001

50 Amendments to Privacy Act 1993

51 Amendments to Referenda (Postal Voting) Act 2000

Consequential amendments to local Act

52 Amendments to Bay of Plenty Regional Council (Maori Constituency Empowering) Act 2001

Consequential amendments to regulations

53 Amendments to Jury Rules 1990

54 Amendment to Local Electoral Regulations 2001

55 Amendment to Referenda (Postal Voting) Regulations 2009

New form substituted

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: