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ELECTORAL ACT 2002 - SECT 34

Provision of enrolment information to others

    (1)     After receiving a request from any person or organisation not referred to in section 33 for a list of electors and their particulars, the Commission must—

        (a)     identify the public interest in providing the requested information; and

S. 34(1)(b) substituted by No. 60/2014 s. 140(Sch. 3 item 15.1).

        (b)         consult with the Commissioner for Privacy and Data Protection appointed under the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 on the public interest in protecting the privacy of personal information; and

S. 34(1)(c) amended by No. 60/2014 s. 140(Sch. 3 item 15.2).

        (c)     taking into account the advice of the Commissioner for Privacy and Data Protection, make a finding whether or not the public interest in providing the requested information outweighs the public interest in protecting the privacy of personal information in the particular circumstances.

    (2)     Subject to subsection (3), if the Commission has made a finding under subsection (1) that the public interest in providing the requested information outweighs the public interest in protecting the privacy of personal information, the Commission may—

        (a)     provide to the person or organisation a list specifying electors and their particulars; and

        (b)     charge a fee that covers the cost to the Commission of providing the list.

    (3)     The Commission must obtain from the person or organisation to be provided with information under this section an undertaking that the person or organisation will—

        (a)     only use the information for the purpose for which the Commission agreed to provide the information; and

        (b)     not copy the information or give it to any other person or organisation; and

        (c)     return the information to the Commission or destroy the information after using it for the purpose for which the Commission agreed to provide the information.

    (4)     If the Commission provides enrolment information under this section—

        (a)     to a person or organisation that conducts medical research; or

        (b)     to a person or organisation that provides a health screening program—

the Commission may include in the enrolment information the age ranges of electors in a form determined by the Commission.

    (5)     The Commission must not provide particulars of silent electors under this section.

    (6)     The Commission must make available for public inspection, free of charge, at the office of the Commission, any finding made under subsection (1).



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