Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2011

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Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2011

Public Act
2011 No 57
Date of assent
16 August 2011
see section 2

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


3Principal Act amended
5Powers of Electoral Commission
6Electoral Commission may delegate functions, duties, or powers to non-employees
7Registrar of Electors
8Compulsory registration of electors
9New section 83A substituted
83AProcedure following inquiry under section 83
10New section 87A inserted
87AProcedure if immigration status means applicant apparently not qualified to be registered
11Changes of address to be notified
12Chief Registrar may seek consent of Maori electors to supply of information to designated body
13Supply of information on age and Maori descent
14Supply of electoral information to candidates, political parties, and members of Parliament
15Unpublished names
16Duty to report suspected offences
17Assistance to be given to Registrar
18Power to destroy records
19Power to resolve in certain cases that by-election not be held
20Power to resolve in certain cases not to supply vacancy
21Offence to pay election expenses in excess of prescribed maximum
22Offence to pay election expenses in excess of prescribed maximum
23Auditor’s report on return of party’s election expenses
24Limit on maximum amount of donations protected from disclosure
26Disclosure of immigration information for matching purposes
27Disclosure of personal information for enrolment purposes
29New sections 9 and 9A substituted
9Electoral Commission may delegate functions or powers to electoral officials engaged by Commission
9AOwnership of intellectual property developed by delegates of functions or powers
30Section 21 repealed
31New section 22 substituted
22Registrar of Electors
32Section 23 repealed
33No form of inquiry required if application for registration as elector received
34Transfer of electors between electorates
35Applications received after issue of writ
36False statements or declarations
37Amendment to Electoral Regulations 1996
38Deemed approval of electronic medium called igovt logon service [Repealed]
39Office of Chief Registrar of Electors abolished
40No compensation for loss of office
41Crown-owned assets (other than intellectual property) and records that Chief Registrar controls or possesses
42Liabilities for expenses after 30 June 2012
43Expenses before 1 July 2012 (whether from commitments before, on, or after 17 August 2009)
44Expenses after 30 June 2012 from commitments before 18 August 2009
45Expenses after 30 June 2012 from commitments after 17 August 2009 and before 1 July 2012
46Matters incomplete on 1 July 2012
47Proceedings incomplete on 1 July 2012
48Transitional or savings regulations
50Section 140 repealed
51Service of notices
52References to Chief Registrar of Electors
53Amendments to Broadcasting Act 1989
54Amendments to Citizens Initiated Referenda Act 1993
55Amendment to Electoral Referendum Act 2010
56Amendments to Energy Companies Act 1992
57Amendments to Juries Act 1981
58Amendments to Local Electoral Act 2001
59Amendments to Privacy Act 1993
60Amendments to Referenda (Postal Voting) Act 2000
61Amendments to Bay of Plenty Regional Council (Maori Constituency Empowering) Act 2001
62Amendments to Jury Rules 1990
63Amendment to Local Electoral Regulations 2001
64Amendment to Referenda (Postal Voting) Regulations 2009
Reprint notes

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: