This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on 1 February 2014, amend the Electoral Regulations 1996 (the principal regulations) to allow—
the Electoral Commission to issue ballot papers, voting papers, and declaration forms electronically to special voters voting from Tokelau, Campbell Island, Raoul Island, the Ross Dependency, fishing vessels, and remote locations overseas:
overseas special voters to return their ballot papers, voting papers, and declarations electronically if a system allowing secure electronic transmission is made available by the Electoral Commission for this purpose:
an Issuing Officer, with the consent of the special voter concerned, to forward ballot papers, voting papers, and declaration forms to the Electoral Commission electronically.
The regulations also revoke regulation 46(4) of the principal regulations, which is now redundant.
Date of notification in Gazette: 28 March 2013.
These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Justice.