Electoral Amendment Regulations 2008

2008/296

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Electoral Amendment Regulations 2008

Rt Hon Dame Sian Elias, Administrator of the Government

Order in Council

At Wellington this 8th day of September 2008

Present:
The Right Hon Helen Clark presiding in Council

Pursuant to section 267 of the Electoral Act 1993, Her Excellency the Administrator of the Government, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

Regulations

1 Title
  • These regulations are the Electoral Amendment Regulations 2008.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on the day after the date of their notification in the Gazette.

3 Principal regulations amended
4 Declaration by issuing officers
5 Schedule 1 amended
  • (1) Form 1 of Schedule 1 is amended by omitting you were not, on 2 April 2001, and substituting you were not, on [insert date on which last Māori Electoral Option began],.

    (2) Form 1 of Schedule 1 is amended by omitting the next Māori Electoral Option in 2006 and substituting the next Māori Electoral Option in [insert year].

    (3) Form 1 of Schedule 1 is amended by omitting i te 2 o Paenga-whāwhā 2001, and substituting i te [insert date on which last Māori Electoral Option began].

    (4) Form 1 of Schedule 1 is amended by omitting ā te tau 2006 and substituting ā te tau [insert year].

Rebecca Kitteridge,
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 the day after their notification in the Gazette, amend the Electoral Regulations 1996.

The regulations update a reference to medical practitioners by omitting the obsolete term registered.

The regulations also omit from the prescribed enrolment form outdated references to the 2001 and 2006 periods for the Māori Electoral Option. Specific references to particular periods will no longer be prescribed by regulations, but will be inserted by the Electoral Enrolment Centre when the forms are printed.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 11 September 2008.

These regulations are administered by the Electoral Enrolment Centre.