Local Electoral Act 2001

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Reprint as at 24 January 2009

Local Electoral Act 2001

Public Act2001 No 35
Date of assent29 May 2001
Commencementsee section 2


Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.

This Act is administered by the Department of Internal Affairs.



Duties of electoral officers

Duties of programmers and certifiers

Māori wards and Māori constituencies


Electoral rights

Electoral systems for elections

Electoral systems for polls

Voting methods

Electoral rolls

Notice of election or poll


Candidate profile statements

Procedures after close of nominations

Further notice of election or poll


Retirement of candidates, etc

Adjourned elections or polls

Voting, processing, and counting of votes

Recount of votes cast at election

Inquiry into election or poll

Term of membership of elected members

Filling of extraordinary vacancies

Electoral expenses

General provisions

Local Electoral Amendment Act 2002

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