Electoral Amendment Regulations 2002

2002/56

Electoral Amendment Regulations 2002


Note

These regulations are administered in the Ministry of Justice.


PURSUANT to section 267 of the Electoral Act 1993, Her Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

1 Title
  • (1) These regulations are the Electoral Amendment Regulations 2002.

    (2) In these regulations, the Electoral Regulations 19961 are called the principal regulations.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on 18 March 2002.

3 Application for and notice of registration
  • (1) The heading to regulation 3 of the principal regulations is amended by omitting the words and notice of.

    (2) Regulation 3 of the principal regulations is amended by revoking subclause (2).

4 New regulations 4A and 4B inserted
  • The principal regulations are amended by inserting, after regulation 4, the following regulations:

    4A Updating of electoral rolls
    • Every inquiry under section 83(1) of the Act must be in form 6.

    4B Transfer of electors between electorates
    • Every request, under section 83D(3) of the Act, for confimation of an elector's new place of residence must be in form 7.

5 Regulations 5 to 11 revoked
  • The principal regulations are amended by revoking regulations 5 to 11.

6 New regulations 13 and 14 substituted
  • The principal regulations are amended by revoking regulations 13 and 14, and substituting the following regulations:

    13 Supply of rolls and electoral information in electronic form
    • (1) Every person is entitled to a copy of a printed main roll with its supplements, as 1 roll, on payment of a fee of—

      • (a) $25; or

      • (b) in any case where the Registrar of Electors is satisfied that the copy is required for a purpose that relates to an election or to the conduct of a poll that is required by or under an Act, $9.

      (2) The fee payable on each request for information, under section 112 or section 114 of the Act, to be supplied on a computer-compiled list is $377 plus $2 for every 1 000 lines on the list.

      (3) The fee payable on each request for the supply of information, under section 112 or section 114 of the Act, to be supplied on an electronic storage medium is $377 plus $35 for each such medium.

      (4) Requests under section 112 or section 114 of the Act must be processed in the order in which they are received, and their processing must not take priority over electoral roll maintenance work.

    14 Supply of electoral information in electronic form to local authorities and designated bodies
    • (1) When electoral information is to be supplied, in accordance with section 113 of the Act, on any electronic storage medium, the fee specified in subclause (2) is payable if the information is not required for the conduct of an election or a by-election, or the conduct of any poll that is required by or under an Act.

      (2) The fee referred to in subclause (1) is $377 plus $35 for each electronic storage medium.

7 Schedule 1 amended
  • (1) The list of forms that appears at the beginning of Schedule 1 of the principal regulations (in this regulation referred to as the list) is amended by omitting the item relating to form 1, and substituting the following item:

    Form 1Enrolling to vote: Application

    (2) The list is amended by omitting the items relating to forms 3, 5, and 8 to 13.

    (3) The list is amended by omitting the items relating to forms 6 and 7, and substituting the following items:

    Form 6Enrolment inquiry
    Form 7Request by Registrar of Electors for confirmation of elector's new place of residence

    (4) Schedule 1 of the principal regulations is amended by revoking forms 1, 6, and 7, and substituting the forms 1, 6, and 7 set out in the Schedule of these regulations.

    (5) Schedule 1 of the principal regulations is amended by revoking forms 3, 5, and 8 to 13.


Schedule
New forms 1, 6, and 7 substituted in Schedule 1 of principal regulations

r 7(4)

Form 1
Enrolling to vote: Application

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Form 6
Enrolment inquiry

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Form 7
Request by Registrar of Electors for confirmation of elector's new place of residence

r 4B

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Marie Shroff,

Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on 18 March 2002, amend the Electoral Regulations 1996.

The regulations prescribe a new form for enrolment as an elector.

Following the coming into force of the provisions of the Electoral Amendment Act 2002 that concern the enrolment of electors, 2 new forms need to be prescribed. Accordingly, these regulations prescribe—

  • a form for the details to be sent to every elector for the purposes of periodic enrolment inquiries; and

  • a form for confirmation of new details to be sent to electors who change electorate.

A number of prescribed forms have been superseded by the Electoral Amendment Act 2002. Those forms are revoked.

The regulations that fix the fees for the supply of electoral information have been recast consequential on the Electoral Amendment Act 2002.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 14 March 2002.


  • 1 SR 1996/93