Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand Election Rules 2018

Reprint as at 1 August 2020

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Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand Election Rules 2018

(LI 2018/234)


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.

These rules are administered by the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Pursuant to section 388 of the Education Act 1989, the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand, after consultation in accordance with subsection (3) of that section, makes the following rules.


4Dates on which elections must be held
5Filling extraordinary vacancies
6Teaching Council must appoint returning officer or election agent
7Entitlement to vote
8Voting must take place by sectors
9Returning officer to prepare roll
10Amendments to roll after cut-off date
11Rules apply to extraordinary elections
12Voting method
13Electoral system
14Voting period
15Returning officer must give notice of election
16Nomination of candidates
17Candidate profile statements
18Council to be impartial
19Withdrawal of nomination
20Returning officer must notify list of candidates
21Election unnecessary if only 1 nomination received
22Re-advertising if no nominations received for sector
23Returning officer must prepare voting documents
24Returning officer must issue voting documents
25Candidate may appoint scrutineer
26Counting of preferences
27Early processing of preferences
28Results of election
29Declaration of results
30Candidate may be elected despite non-material irregularity
31Procedure in case of material irregularity
32Decision of returning officer final
33Returning officer to keep, then destroy, voting documents
34Maintaining secrecy of election
35Alternative voting method for certain persons
36Postal voting method
37Postal notice of election
38Updating postal notice of election
39Postal notice of candidate list
40Additional requirements for paper voting documents
41Postal issuing of voting documents
42Validity of voting documents
43Postal declaration of results
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