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):
Clause 23: new section 22
To insert the following subsection after subsection (3) (after line 32 on page 16):
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.