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.
50 Overseas special votes received in time

(1)

This regulation applies to every envelope containing a special vote issued under this Part that is received by the Returning Officer for the district for which the vote was issued—

(a)

before the close of the poll; or

(b)

after the close of the poll but not later than 7 pm of the tenth day following polling day marked under regulation 48(1) or (5) with the official mark of—

(i)

an Overseas Returning Officer; or

(ii)

an Overseas Issuing Officer; or

(iii)

a Returning Officer in New Zealand; or

(iv)

the Electoral Commission; or

(c)

after the close of the poll but not later than 7 pm of the tenth day following polling day marked under regulation 48A(2) or 48B(d) with the official mark of the Electoral Commission.

(2)

The Returning Officer for the district in respect of which the vote was issued shall open the declaration compartment of the envelope and extract the declaration form and thereafter the provisions of regulations 32 to 42 shall apply:

provided that where the declaration is made by a member of the New Zealand Defence Force applying to vote as a special voter the Returning Officer must, after extracting the declaration form pursuant to this regulation, securely attach the envelope to the declaration form and take the action prescribed in regulation 52.

Regulation 50(1): replaced, on 1 June 2014, by regulation 20 of the Electoral Amendment Regulations 2014 (LI 2014/122).

Regulation 50(2) proviso: amended, on 21 March 2017, by section 114 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).