Referenda (Postal Voting) Order 2013

2013/418

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Referenda (Postal Voting) Order 2013

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 30th day of September 2013

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to sections 5, 21, and 30 of the Referenda (Postal Voting) Act 2000, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following order.

Order

1 Title
  • This order is the Referenda (Postal Voting) Order 2013.

2 Commencement
  • This order comes into force on 24 October 2013.

3 Interpretation
  • In this order, referendum means the citizens initiated referendum to be held on the question: Do you support the Government selling up to 49% of Meridian Energy, Mighty River Power, Genesis Power, Solid Energy and Air New Zealand?

4 Referendum must be conducted by postal voting
  • The referendum must be conducted by postal voting.

5 Closing of referendum roll
  • The date for the closing of the referendum roll for the referendum is Friday 25 October 2013.

6 Closing of voting period
  • The date for the closing of the voting period for the referendum is 7 pm on Friday 13 December 2013.

Rebecca Kitteridge,
Clerk of the Executive Council.


Explanatory note

This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This order, which comes into force on 24 October 2013, applies the Referenda (Postal Voting) Act 2000 to the referendum to be held on the question: Do you support the Government selling up to 49% of Meridian Energy, Mighty River Power, Genesis Power, Solid Energy and Air New Zealand? The referendum will accordingly be conducted by postal voting.

The order also appoints the date for the closing of the referendum roll and the closing of the voting period.

The referendum roll will close on Friday 25 October 2013.

The voting period will start on Friday 22 November 2013 and end at 7 pm on Friday 13 December 2013.


Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 3 October 2013.

This order is administered by the Ministry of Justice.