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.

Part 3 Overseas special voting

43 Overseas Returning Officers and Overseas Issuing Officers

(1)

For the purpose of taking votes outside New Zealand (other than votes to which Part 4 applies), the Electoral Commission, or an electoral official on behalf of the Electoral Commission, must appoint 1 or more Overseas Returning Officers.

(2)

In the case of a general election, the Electoral Commission, or an electoral official on behalf of the Electoral Commission, must forward to every Overseas Returning Officer the required number of copies of the following:

(a)

special ballot papers in form 14; and

(b)

party lists in accordance with regulation 18; and

(c)

declarations in a form that the Electoral Commission has approved for use by special voters under this Part or Part 4; and

(d)

any voting paper required to be issued under any enactment.

(3)

In the case of a by-election, the Electoral Commission, or an electoral official on behalf of the Electoral Commission, must forward to every Overseas Returning Officer the required number of copies of the following:

(a)

special ballot papers in form 15; and

(b)

declarations in a form that the Electoral Commission has approved for use by special voters under this Part or Part 4; and

(c)

any voting paper required to be issued under any enactment.

(4)

Any Overseas Returning Officer must—

(a)

arrange for votes to be taken at such places as the Overseas Returning Officer considers necessary; and

(b)

appoint such number of Overseas Issuing Officers as the Overseas Returning Officer considers necessary.

(5)

An Overseas Returning Officer may exercise all the powers and functions of an Overseas Issuing Officer.

Regulation 43: replaced, on 1 June 2014, by regulation 12 of the Electoral Amendment Regulations 2014 (LI 2014/122).

Regulation 43(2)(c): replaced, on 23 June 2017, by regulation 5(1) of the Electoral Amendment Regulations 2017 (LI 2017/83).

Regulation 43(3)(b): replaced, on 23 June 2017, by regulation 5(2) of the Electoral Amendment Regulations 2017 (LI 2017/83).