Supplementary Order Paper No 262

No 262

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Electoral (Administration) Amendment Bill (No 2)


Proposed amendments

Hon Simon Power, in Committee, to move the following amendments:

New clause 5A

To insert the following clause (after line 2 on page 6):

5A Registrar of Electors
  • Section 22 is amended by inserting the following subsection after subsection (3):

    • (3A) A district is, for the purposes of subsection (3), an adjoining district for another district if the boundaries of both districts—

      • (a) are wholly or partly shared; or

      • (b) are separated by no more than 2 intermediate districts.

Clause 23: new section 22

To insert the following subsection after subsection (3) (after line 32 on page 16):

  • (3A) A district is, for the purposes of subsection (3), an adjoining district for another district if the boundaries of both districts—

    • (a) are wholly or partly shared; or

    • (b) are separated by no more than 2 intermediate districts.


Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper sets out amendments to the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Bill (No 2). The first amendment is to section 22 of the principal Act which allows a person stationed at an office in an adjoining electoral district to be appointed as the Registrar of an electoral district if the appointment is in the public interest. The amendment ensures that a district is, for the purposes of the provision, an adjoining district for another district if their boundaries are wholly or partly shared or are separated by no more than 2 intermediate districts. The amendment takes effect on the day after Royal assent. The second amendment is substantively identical. It is made to the new section 22 substituted by clause 23. The new section, including the amendment, takes effect on 1 July 2012.