Local Electoral Regulations 2001

  • This version was replaced on 13 April 2017 to make corrections to clauses 5, 7, 11, 17, and 26 of Schedule 1A under section 25(1)(k) of the Legislation Act 2012.

Reprint as at 21 March 2017

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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 subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

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

1Title
2Commencement
3Expiry [Revoked]
4Interpretation
4AInterpretation for the purposes of Auckland local electoral matters
5General description of First Past the Post electoral system [Revoked]
5AGeneral description of Single Transferable Voting electoral system [Revoked]
6General description of postal voting
7General description of booth voting
8Authorised electoral systems
9Authorised voting methods
10Relevant date for inclusion of electors on roll
11What electoral roll must include
12Roll for divided local government area
13Roll if local government area contains 1 or more communities
14Enrolment for residential electors
15Public notice of procedures for enrolment as ratepayer on electoral roll
16Confirmation of enrolment as ratepayer elector
17Ratepayer enrolment confirmation form
18Nominations for ratepayer electors
19Application for enrolment as ratepayer elector
20Application and nomination form for ratepayer electors
21Closing of roll
22Certification of roll
23When roll in force
24Copies of roll must be available
25Nomination of candidates
26More than 1 candidate profile statement in certain cases
27Translation of candidate profile statement
28Photograph of candidate with candidate profile statement
29Provision of candidate profile statements to electors
30Further notice to electors of election or poll
31Order of candidates’ names on voting documents
32Voting documents may be combined
33Other matters relating to voting documents
34Specified difficulties in voting
35Issue of special voting documents
36What special voting documents must contain
37Special voting document for 2001 triennial general election
38Special voting declaration by special voter
39Return of special voting documents
40Checking of special voting declarations
41Residential address outside local government area
42Residential address inside local government area
43Duties of Registrars of Electors
44Procedure when special votes allowed
45Procedure when special votes not allowed
46Neutral information on polls
47Application of this Part
48Interpretation
49Forfeiture of deposit
50Application of postal voting regulations [Revoked]
51Issue of voting documents
52Spoilt voting documents
53Electoral officer must keep offices open until close of voting
54Voting documents received after close of voting must be marked
55Dealing with returned envelopes
56Processing voting documents during voting period
57Processing voting documents after voting period
58Counting votes
59Checking systems
60Performance standard for checking systems
61Other disallowed votes
61APreliminary results of elections
62Public notice of official result of election
63Public notice of official result of poll [Revoked]
64Containers for voting documents
65Electoral records
66Electoral officer’s certificate
67Security of voting documents
68Electoral officer may announce number of voting documents sent and returned
69Master roll
70Application of booth voting regulations [Revoked]
71Booths, ballot boxes, and voting documents, etc
72Ballot box must be kept secure during voting hours
73Persons may not remain in official places
74Voters may not be spoken to in booths
75Issue of voting documents
76Procedure when second vote applied for in same name
77Spoilt voting documents
78Processing voting documents
79Counting votes
79AChecking systems
79BPerformance standard for checking system
80Other disallowed votes
80APreliminary results of elections
81Public notice of official result of election
82Public notice of official result of poll [Revoked]
83Electoral records
84Electoral officer’s certificate
85Security of voting documents
86Master roll
87Mobile polling booths
88Booth voting over consecutive days
89Arrangements for booth voting over consecutive days
90Application of this Part
90AModifications to New Zealand method of counting single transferable votes for purposes of counting programs [Revoked]
90BMultiple elections with common candidates
91Interpretation
92Transferable valid voting documents for elections [Revoked]
93Transferable valid voting documents for polls [Revoked]
94Forfeiture of deposit
95Application of postal voting regulations [Revoked]
96Issue of voting documents
97Spoilt voting documents
98Electoral officer must keep offices open until close of voting
99Voting documents received after close of voting must be marked
100Dealing with returned envelopes
101Processing voting documents during voting period
102Processing voting documents after voting period
103Counting votes
104Checking systems
104APerformance standard for checking systems
105Other disallowed votes
105APreliminary results of elections
106Official result of election
107Official results of poll [Revoked]
108Public notice of official result of election
109Public notice of official result of poll [Revoked]
110Containers for voting documents
111Electoral records
112Security of voting documents
113Electoral officer may announce number of voting documents sent and returned
114Master roll
115Application of booth voting regulations [Revoked]
116Booths, ballot boxes, and voting documents, etc
117Ballot box must be kept secure during voting hours
118Persons may not remain in official places
119Voters may not be spoken to in booths
120Issue of voting documents
121Procedure when second vote applied for in same name
122Spoilt voting documents
123Processing voting documents
123ACounting votes
124Checking systems
124APerformance standard for checking system
125Other disallowed votes
125APreliminary results of elections
126Official result of election
127Official results of poll [Revoked]
128Public notice of official result of election
129Public notice of official result of poll [Revoked]
130Electoral records
131Security of voting documents
132Master roll
133Mobile polling booths
134Booth voting over consecutive days
135Arrangements for booth voting over consecutive days
136Declaration of electoral officer, etc
137Declaration of scrutineers
138Eligibility of Justices to observe processing of voting documents
139Application for recount
140Petition for inquiry
141Background [Revoked]
142Enrolment as ratepayer elector for Auckland [Revoked]
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