Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand Election Rules 2018

27 Early processing of preferences

(1)

The returning officer may, before the close of voting, begin to process preferences that are received during the voting period.

(2)

If the returning officer decides to begin processing preferences before the close of voting,—

(a)

the returning officer must appoint at least 1 Justice of the Peace (and may appoint as many additional Justices as the returning officer considers necessary) to observe the processing of those preferences; and

(b)

the processing of any preference that is partly processed at the close of voting must be completed after the close of voting.

(3)

At least 1 Justice of the Peace must be present when—

(a)

any preference is processed during the voting period; and

(b)

any preference is processed after the close of voting.

(4)

A scrutineer may not be present when a preference is processed during the voting period.

(5)

However, any scrutineer may be present when a preference is processed after the close of voting.

Compare: SR 2002/192 r 23