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Electoral Amendment Regulations (No 4) 2020: Special Vote by Person in Isolation or Quarantine

Date Enacted: September 2020
Country: New Zealand

In advance of the 2020 general election, a new regulation entitled “Special vote by person in isolation or quarantine” was inserted into the “Electoral Regulations 1996” to “enable persons to vote as special voters by dictation if, in accordance with the requirements of a COVID-19 order or other enactment, they are in isolation or quarantine at a managed isolation or quarantine facility or on a ship.” This regulation “applies only for the 2020 general election and is revoked on 1 December 2020.”