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.
60 Receipt of special votes by hand or post

(1)

An Issuing Officer who receives, in accordance with regulation 59(3), an envelope containing a special vote that is delivered by hand under regulation 59(1)(a) must immediately—

(a)

endorse on the envelope particulars of the place at which, and the time and date on which, he or she receives the envelope; and

(b)

mark the envelope with his or her official mark.

(2)

An Issuing Officer who receives, otherwise than in accordance with regulation 59(3), an envelope containing a special vote that is delivered by hand under regulation 59(1)(a) must immediately—

(a)

mark the envelope “Received late”; and

(b)

mark the envelope with his or her official mark; and

(c)

sign the envelope.

(3)

Immediately after dealing with the envelope in accordance with subclause (1) or (2), the Issuing Officer must—

(a)

post or forward the envelope to the Returning Officer for the district for which the vote was issued; or

(b)

forward the contents of the envelope by facsimile or electronic transmission to the Electoral Commission in accordance with regulation 61(2).

(4)

A Returning Officer in New Zealand who receives, in accordance with the requirements of regulation 59(4), an envelope containing a special vote that is delivered by post under regulation 59(1)(b)(i) must immediately mark the envelope with his or her official mark.

(5)

A Returning Officer in New Zealand who receives, otherwise than in accordance with the requirements of regulation 59(4), an envelope containing a special vote that is delivered by post under regulation 59(1)(b)(i) must immediately—

(a)

mark the envelope “Received late”; and

(b)

mark the envelope with his or her official mark; and

(c)

sign the envelope.

(6)

Immediately after dealing with the envelope in accordance with subclause (4) or (5), a Returning Officer in New Zealand must post or forward the envelope to the Returning Officer for the district for which the vote was issued (if not the Returning Officer’s own district).

(7)

An Electoral Commissioner or electoral official who, on behalf of the Electoral Commission, receives, in accordance with the requirements of regulation 59(4), an envelope containing a special vote that is delivered by post under regulation 59(1)(b)(ii) must immediately mark the envelope with the Electoral Commission’s official mark.

(8)

An Electoral Commissioner or electoral official who, on behalf of the Electoral Commission, receives, otherwise than in accordance with the requirements of regulation 59(4), an envelope containing a special vote that is delivered by post under regulation 59(1)(b)(ii) must immediately—

(a)

mark the envelope “Received late”; and

(b)

mark the envelope with the Electoral Commission’s official mark; and

(c)

sign the envelope on behalf of the Electoral Commission.

(9)

Immediately after dealing with the envelope in accordance with subclause (6) or (7), an Electoral Commissioner or electoral official must arrange for the envelope to be posted or forwarded to the Returning Officer for the district for which the vote was issued.

Regulation 60: replaced, on 1 June 2014, by regulation 21 of the Electoral Amendment Regulations 2014 (LI 2014/122).