This note is not part of the rules, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
Under section 139AD of the Education Act 1989, 4 members must be elected to the New Zealand Teachers Council to represent the early childhood sector, the primary sector, the secondary sector, and principals. These rules, which come into force on the day after the date of their notification in the Gazette, set out the rules that apply to those elections.
Elections must be held every 3 years, and there is provision for an extraordinary election to be held if the seat of an elected member becomes vacant before that member's 3-year term expires.
Whenever an election is to be held, the Teachers Council must appoint a returning officer. That returning officer will be responsible for preparing the roll, giving notice of the election, notifying the list of candidates, preparing and issuing the voting documents, and counting the votes.