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.
56 Issue of special voting papers by Issuing Officers


Following receipt of documents under regulation 55, the Issuing Officer may issue those documents to special voters.


The issue of documents under subclause (1) must be—


in accordance with Part 2; and


after the close of nominations; and


completed before 4 pm New Zealand time on the Thursday before polling day.


If the Issuing Officer will be forwarding the vote of a special voter by facsimile or electronically to the Electoral Commission under regulation 61, the Issuing Officer must issue to the special voter together with the documents referred to in subclause (1) a consent form in a form that the Electoral Commission has approved.

Regulation 56: replaced, on 1 June 2014, by regulation 21 of the Electoral Amendment Regulations 2014 (LI 2014/122).

Regulation 56(3): amended, on 21 March 2017, by section 114 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).