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.
58 Dictation of special votes


If the Electoral Commission grants a request under regulation 57(2)(d) to issue a vote by dictation, the Electoral Commission must make any arrangements that the Electoral Commission considers to be necessary for the issue and receipt of special votes by dictation, including—


arrangements for the votes to be made by—


radio telephone; or


any other means that the Electoral Commission may approve; and


to the extent possible, arrangements to preserve the secrecy of the ballot; and


arrangements to ensure votes are accurately recorded on ballot papers; and


arrangements for envelopes containing special votes recorded under this regulation to be marked with the Electoral Commission’s official mark and forwarded to the Returning Officer for the district for which the vote was issued.


A special vote by dictation must be received by the Electoral Commission by 7 pm New Zealand time on polling day (the deadline).


To avoid doubt, a voter who is voting by dictation at the deadline is entitled to complete dictating his or her vote.

Regulation 58: replaced, on 1 June 2014, by regulation 21 of the Electoral Amendment Regulations 2014 (LI 2014/122).

Regulation 58(2): amended, on 23 June 2017, by regulation 10 of the Electoral Amendment Regulations 2017 (LI 2017/83).