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.
45A Electronic issue of special voting papers

(1)

In the case of a general election, the Electoral Commission may, as soon as is reasonably practicable after the close of nominations and at any time before the close of the poll, issue electronically the documents referred to in regulation 43(2) to persons outside New Zealand who are electors of any electoral district.

(2)

In the case of a by-election, the Electoral Commission may, as soon as is reasonably practicable after the close of nominations and at any time before the close of the poll, issue electronically the documents referred to in regulation 43(3) to persons outside New Zealand who are electors of the electoral district in which the by-election is to be or is being held.

(3)

The following provisions apply, with any necessary modifications, to the issue of documents under this regulation:

(4)

A copy of the official mark of the Electoral Commission must be present on ballot papers and declarations issued under this regulation.

(5)

For the purposes of this regulation, documents are issued electronically if the documents are able to be—

(a)

accessed by electronic means, including (without limitation) by means of remote log-on access; and

(b)

readily inspected and reproduced in a useable form.

Regulation 45A: replaced, on 1 June 2014, by regulation 14 of the Electoral Amendment Regulations 2014 (LI 2014/122).