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Local Government Act 1993 No 30
Current version for 25 June 2019 to date (accessed 19 September 2019 at 00:22)
279 Alternative methods for election of councillors for an area divided into wards
(1) The councillors for an area that is divided into wards are to be elected in accordance with either section 280 or 281.(2) The method of election under section 280 (method 1) is to apply unless a decision made at a constitutional referendum is in force which:(a) requires the method of election under section 281 (method 2) to apply, and(b) specifies the number of councillors each of whom is to be elected by an electorate comprising all the electors for a ward and the number of councillors (if any) each of whom is to be elected by an electorate comprising all the electors for the area.