Standard for plans of local authority electoral areas - LINZS50000

Part 1A of the Local Electoral Act 2001 and Schedule 6 of the Local Government Act 2002 provide for the internal division of a local authority for electoral or polling purposes.

Document Status: Current
Document Number: 50000
Regulatory Area: Electoral
Document Type: Standards
Published date: 14 December 2011

However, such division has no effect unless a description or plan of each area has been sent to the Surveyor-General and the Surveyor-General has certified that it is sufficient to render the boundaries capable of identification.

The Surveyor-General has issued a standard to specify requirements for plans that are submitted for certification.

Plans for certification, and supporting documentation, need to be forwarded in digital format to electoral@linz.govt.nz, with the words “Plan for certification” and the name of the local authority in the subject line of the email.

Templates

A local authority or the Local Government Commission (as applicable) must complete a form when seeking a certification from the Surveyor-General (or delegate). Templates for the form are available online.

A template for the Surveyor-General’s delegate to provide the certification is also available.

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