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.
47 Special votes may be returned by personal delivery or post

(1)

Any person to whom documents are issued under regulation 45 or 45A may, after voting in the manner prescribed for special voters by Part 2, arrange for an envelope containing the ballot paper, any voting papers, and the declaration to be delivered—

(a)

by hand or by post to—

(i)

an Overseas Returning Officer; or

(ii)

an Overseas Issuing Officer; or

(b)

by post to—

(i)

a Returning Officer in New Zealand; or

(ii)

the Electoral Commission.

(2)

An envelope delivered by hand or by post under subclause (1)(a) must be received by the Overseas Returning Officer or Overseas Issuing Officer by 4 pm local time on the day before polling day.

(3)

An envelope delivered by post under subclause (1)(b) must be—

(a)

postmarked or date-stamped with a date that is at least 2 days before polling day; and

(b)

received by the Returning Officer in New Zealand or the Electoral Commission not later than noon New Zealand time on the fourth day after polling day.

Regulation 47: replaced, on 1 June 2014, by regulation 15 of the Electoral Amendment Regulations 2014 (LI 2014/122).