This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations amend the Local Electoral Regulations 2001 to take into account certain aspects of the reorganisation of local government in Auckland. The regulations come into force 28 days after the date of their notification in the Gazette. New regulations 141 and 142 expire on the close of 1 November 2010 and are deemed to be revoked on that day.
The Local Government (Auckland Council) Act 2009 establishes local boards for local board areas within Auckland. For the purposes of electing members to local boards, the Local Electoral Act 2001 applies in the same way as to community boards. New regulation 4A takes account of this new arrangement by providing a further interpretation section for the purposes of the regulations.
New regulations 141 and 142 are transitional provisions in relation to establishing who the ratepayer electors for Auckland are. The provisions in the regulations in relation to ratepayer electors do not contemplate the situation where a new local authority, with new jurisdictional boundaries, is established, as is the case for Auckland. New regulations 141 and 142 only apply for the purposes of establishing the Auckland electoral roll for the October 2010 triennial general elections. For each subsequent triennial general elections the general provisions in the regulations in relation to ratepayer electors will apply.
Date of notification in Gazette: 25 March 2010.
These regulations are administered by the Department of Internal Affairs.