Local Electoral Regulations 2001

Reprint as at 29 June 2013

Local Electoral Regulations 2001

(SR 2001/145)

Silvia Cartwright, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 25th day of June 2001

Present:
Her Excellency the Governor-General in Council


Note

Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.

These regulations are administered by the Department of Internal Affairs.


Pursuant to sections 139 and 144 of the Local Electoral Act 2001, Her Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

Contents

1 Title

2 Commencement

3 Expiry [Revoked]

4 Interpretation

4A Interpretation for the purposes of Auckland local electoral matters

5 General description of First Past the Post electoral system [Revoked]

5A General description of Single Transferable Voting electoral system [Revoked]

6 General description of postal voting

7 General description of booth voting

8 Authorised electoral systems

9 Authorised voting methods

Part 1
Enrolment and compilation of electoral roll

10 Relevant date for inclusion of electors on roll

11 What electoral roll must include

12 Roll for divided local government area

13 Roll if local government area contains 1 or more communities

14 Enrolment for residential electors

15 Public notice of procedures for enrolment as ratepayer on electoral roll

16 Confirmation of enrolment as ratepayer elector

17 Ratepayer enrolment confirmation form

18 Nominations for ratepayer electors

19 Application for enrolment as ratepayer elector

20 Application and nomination form for ratepayer electors

21 Closing of roll

22 Certification of roll

23 When roll in force

24 Copies of roll must be available

Part 2
General provisions for conduct of elections and polls

Candidacy

25 Nomination of candidates

26 More than 1 candidate profile statement in certain cases

27 Translation of candidate profile statement

28 Photograph of candidate with candidate profile statement

29 Provision of candidate profile statements to electors

Further notice of election or poll

30 Further notice to electors of election or poll

Voting documents

31 Order of candidates' names on voting documents

32 Voting documents may be combined

33 Other matters relating to voting documents

34 Specified difficulties in voting

Special voting

35 Issue of special voting documents

36 What special voting documents must contain

37 Special voting document for 2001 triennial general election

38 Special voting declaration by special voter

39 Return of special voting documents

40 Checking of special voting declarations

41 Residential address outside local government area

42 Residential address inside local government area

43 Duties of Registrars of Electors

44 Procedure when special votes allowed

45 Procedure when special votes not allowed

Conduct of polls

46 Neutral information on polls

Part 3
Conduct of elections and polls using First Past the Post electoral system

47 Application of this Part

48 Interpretation

49 Forfeiture of deposit

Postal voting

50 Application of postal voting regulations [Revoked]

51 Issue of voting documents

52 Spoilt voting documents

53 Electoral officer must keep offices open until close of voting

54 Voting documents received after close of voting must be marked

55 Dealing with returned envelopes

56 Processing voting documents during voting period

57 Processing voting documents after voting period

58 Counting votes

59 Checking systems

60 Performance standard for checking systems

61 Other disallowed votes

61A Preliminary results of elections

62 Public notice of official result of election

63 Public notice of official result of poll [Revoked]

64 Containers for voting documents

65 Electoral records

66 Electoral officer's certificate

67 Security of voting documents

68 Electoral officer may announce number of voting documents sent and returned

69 Master roll

Booth voting

70 Application of booth voting regulations [Revoked]

71 Booths, ballot boxes, and voting documents, etc

72 Ballot box must be kept secure during voting hours

73 Persons may not remain in official places

74 Voters may not be spoken to in booths

75 Issue of voting documents

76 Procedure when second vote applied for in same name

77 Spoilt voting documents

78 Processing voting documents

79 Counting votes

79A Checking systems

79B Performance standard for checking system

80 Other disallowed votes

80A Preliminary results of elections

81 Public notice of official result of election

82 Public notice of official result of poll [Revoked]

83 Electoral records

84 Electoral officer's certificate

85 Security of voting documents

86 Master roll

87 Mobile polling booths

88 Booth voting over consecutive days

89 Arrangements for booth voting over consecutive days

Part 4
Conduct of elections and polls using Single Transferable Voting electoral system

90 Application of this Part

90A Modifications to New Zealand method of counting single transferable votes for purposes of counting programs [Revoked]

90B Multiple elections with common candidates

91 Interpretation

92 Transferable valid voting documents for elections [Revoked]

93 Transferable valid voting documents for polls [Revoked]

94 Forfeiture of deposit

Postal voting

95 Application of postal voting regulations [Revoked]

96 Issue of voting documents

97 Spoilt voting documents

98 Electoral officer must keep offices open until close of voting

99 Voting documents received after close of voting must be marked

100 Dealing with returned envelopes

101 Processing voting documents during voting period

102 Processing voting documents after voting period

103 Counting votes

104 Checking systems

104A Performance standard for checking systems

105 Other disallowed votes

105A Preliminary results of elections

106 Official result of election

107 Official results of poll [Revoked]

108 Public notice of official result of election

109 Public notice of official result of poll [Revoked]

110 Containers for voting documents

111 Electoral records

112 Security of voting documents

113 Electoral officer may announce number of voting documents sent and returned

114 Master roll

Booth voting

115 Application of booth voting regulations [Revoked]

116 Booths, ballot boxes, and voting documents, etc

117 Ballot box must be kept secure during voting hours

118 Persons may not remain in official places

119 Voters may not be spoken to in booths

120 Issue of voting documents

121 Procedure when second vote applied for in same name

122 Spoilt voting documents

123 Processing voting documents

123A Counting votes

124 Checking systems

124A Performance standard for checking system

125 Other disallowed votes

125A Preliminary results of elections

126 Official result of election

127 Official results of poll [Revoked]

128 Public notice of official result of election

129 Public notice of official result of poll [Revoked]

130 Electoral records

131 Security of voting documents

132 Master roll

133 Mobile polling booths

134 Booth voting over consecutive days

135 Arrangements for booth voting over consecutive days

Part 5
Miscellaneous provisions

Declarations

136 Declaration of electoral officer, etc

137 Declaration of scrutineers

Eligibility of Justices

138 Eligibility of Justices to observe processing of voting documents

Deposits

139 Application for recount

140 Petition for inquiry

Transitional arrangements for ratepayer electors for Auckland Council

141 Background [Revoked]

142 Enrolment as ratepayer elector for Auckland [Revoked]

Schedule 1A
New Zealand method of counting single transferable votes

Schedule 1
Enrolment form for ratepayer electors

Gazette information

Reprint notes