Electoral Regulations 1996

  • This version was replaced on 28 August 2017 to make corrections to regulations 4B, 18(2), 19(1) and (1)(b), 21(5)(a)(iv), 25(5), 26(3), 45(1)(b), (1)(b)(i), and (2), 46(2) and (7)(b), 49(1)(b)(i) and (2)(a), and form 15 in Schedule 1 under section 25(1)(i), (j)(ii), (iii), and (iv) of the Legislation Act 2012.
2 Interpretation

(1)

In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires,—

the Act means the Electoral Act 1993

Commonwealth country means a country that is an independent sovereign member of the Commonwealth; and includes every territory for whose international relations the Government of that country is responsible; and also includes the Republic of Ireland as if that country were a member of the Commonwealth

Commonwealth representative means an Ambassador, High Commissioner, Minister, Chargé d’Affaires, Consular Officer, Trade Commissioner or Tourist Commissioner of a Commonwealth country (including New Zealand); and includes any person lawfully acting for any such officer; and also includes any diplomatic secretary on the staff of any such Ambassador, High Commissioner, Minister, or Chargé d’Affaires

electronic includes electrical, digital, magnetic, optical, electromagnetic, biometric, and phototonic, and electronically has a corresponding meaning

Issuing Officer

(a)

means any person, whether in New Zealand or overseas, who is authorised to issue ballot papers to special voters; and

(b)

includes an issuing officer within the meaning of section 3(1) of the Act

Overseas Issuing Officer, wherever it appears in Part 3,—

(a)

means a person appointed under regulation 43 to be an Overseas Issuing Officer; and

(b)

includes any person for the time being authorised to exercise or perform any of the powers or functions of an Overseas Issuing Officer

Overseas Returning Officer means an Overseas Returning Officer appointed under these regulations; and includes any person for the time being authorised to exercise or perform any of the powers or functions of an Overseas Returning Officer

polling day, in relation to any election, means the polling day appointed in the writ for that election

unit means any of the naval, military, or air forces of New Zealand, or any section or detachment thereof.

(2)

A reference in these regulations to a numbered form is a reference to a form so numbered in Schedule 1.

(3)

Where a reference in these regulations to a ballot paper is not accompanied by a reference to a voting paper, that reference to a ballot paper shall, unless the context otherwise requires, include a reference to any voting paper required by any enactment to be issued in accordance with these regulations.

(4)

Forms prescribed under these regulations may be altered to suit the circumstances of any case to which they may be applicable.

Regulation 2(1) electronic: inserted, on 1 February 2014, by regulation 4 of the Electoral Amendment Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/41).

Regulation 2(1) Issuing Officer: substituted, on 16 May 2002, by regulation 3(1) of the Electoral Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2002 (SR 2002/96).

Regulation 2(1) Overseas Deputy Returning Officer or Deputy Returning Officer: revoked, on 16 May 2002, by regulation 3(2) of the Electoral Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2002 (SR 2002/96).

Regulation 2(1) Overseas Issuing Officer: inserted, on 16 May 2002, by regulation 3(2) of the Electoral Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2002 (SR 2002/96).