Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2011

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Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2011

Public Act2011 No 57
Date of assent16 August 2011
Commencementsee section 2


Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Justice.


1 Title

2 Commencement

3 Principal Act amended

Part 1
Amendments to principal Act

Subpart 1Provisions coming into force on day after assent

4 Interpretation

5 Powers of Electoral Commission

6 Electoral Commission may delegate functions, duties, or powers to non-employees

7 Registrar of Electors

8 Compulsory registration of electors

9 New section 83A substituted

10 New section 87A inserted

11 Changes of address to be notified

12 Chief Registrar may seek consent of Maori electors to supply of information to designated body

13 Supply of information on age and Maori descent

14 Supply of electoral information to candidates, political parties, and members of Parliament

15 Unpublished names

16 Duty to report suspected offences

17 Assistance to be given to Registrar

18 Power to destroy records

19 Power to resolve in certain cases that by-election not be held

20 Power to resolve in certain cases not to supply vacancy

21 Offence to pay election expenses in excess of prescribed maximum

22 Offence to pay election expenses in excess of prescribed maximum

23 Auditor's report on return of party's election expenses

24 Limit on maximum amount of donations protected from disclosure

25 Personation

26 Disclosure of immigration information for matching purposes

27 Disclosure of personal information for enrolment purposes

Subpart 2Provisions coming into force on 1 July 2012

28 Functions

29 New sections 9 and 9A substituted

30 Section 21 repealed

31 New section 22 substituted

32 Section 23 repealed

Part 2
Consequential amendments and transitional provisions

Subpart 1Provisions coming into force on day after assent

Consequential amendments to principal Act

33 No form of inquiry required if application for registration as elector received

34 Transfer of electors between electorates

35 Applications received after issue of writ

36 False statements or declarations

Consequential amendment to regulations

37 Amendment to Electoral Regulations 1996

Transitional provision approving electronic medium for online re-enrolment and updating

38 Deemed approval of electronic medium called igovt logon service

Transitional provisions relating to abolition of Chief Registrar of Electors

39 Office of Chief Registrar of Electors abolished

40 No compensation for loss of office

41 Crown-owned assets (other than intellectual property) and records that Chief Registrar controls or possesses

42 Liabilities for expenses after 30 June 2012

43 Expenses before 1 July 2012 (whether from commitments before, on, or after 17 August 2009)

44 Expenses after 30 June 2012 from commitments before 18 August 2009

45 Expenses after 30 June 2012 from commitments after 17 August 2009 and before 1 July 2012

46 Matters incomplete on 1 July 2012

47 Proceedings incomplete on 1 July 2012

48 Transitional or savings regulations

Subpart 2Provisions coming into force on 1 July 2012

Consequential amendments to principal Act

49 Interpretation

50 Section 140 repealed

51 Service of notices

52 References to Chief Registrar of Electors

Consequential amendments to other public Acts

53 Amendments to Broadcasting Act 1989

54 Amendments to Citizens Initiated Referenda Act 1993

55 Amendment to Electoral Referendum Act 2010

56 Amendments to Energy Companies Act 1992

57 Amendments to Juries Act 1981

58 Amendments to Local Electoral Act 2001

59 Amendments to Privacy Act 1993

60 Amendments to Referenda (Postal Voting) Act 2000

Consequential amendments to local Act

61 Amendments to Bay of Plenty Regional Council (Maori Constituency Empowering) Act 2001

Consequential amendments to regulations

62 Amendments to Jury Rules 1990

63 Amendment to Local Electoral Regulations 2001

64 Amendment to Referenda (Postal Voting) Regulations 2009

New form substituted

Reprint notes

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: