As a result of the recent bereavement of a community board member, an extraordinary vacancy has occurred in the Raglan Community Board of the Waikato District Council. Under section 120 of the Local Electoral Act 2001, notice is given that on Thursday 9 December 2021, a by-election will be held under the first past the post electoral system by postal vote for one member of the Raglan Community Board.
Candidates must be nominated on an appropriate nomination paper obtainable during normal business hours from Wednesday 15 September 2021 from:
- Waikato District Council’s Head Office, 15 Galileo Street, Ngaruawahia; - the Raglan Office and Library, 7 Bow Street, Raglan;
- by phoning 0800 922 822
Nominations of candidates must be in the hands of the electoral officer or an electoral official at any of the above locations, no later than 12 noon, Wednesday 13 October 2021. Each nomination must be accompanied by a deposit of $200 GST inclusive (payable by bank transfer, cash or eftpos).
A candidate may submit a photo and a candidate profile statement with their nomination paper for inclusion with the voting documents being sent to electors. An attachment to the nomination paper outlines rules and procedures governing candidate profile statements and photos.
The electoral roll to be used for this by-election closes on Wednesday 13 October 2021 and can be inspected during normal business hours from Wednesday 15 September 2021 at the above-mentioned council offices.
Enrolment for inclusion on the Residential Electoral Roll is conducted through the Electoral Commission. Applications for enrolment should be made through your local postal agency, by accessing www.vote.nz or by phoning 0800 367 656. Enrolment for inclusion on the Ratepayer Electoral Roll is conducted through the electoral office of the Waikato District Council. Applications for enrolment can be made on the prescribed form available from the Waikato District Council, by accessing www.waikatodistrict.govt.nz or by phoning 0800 922 822.
Following closure of the roll, the electoral officer may, on application of any person who is or claims to be entitled to be enrolled or any other person or otherwise, make any necessary corrections to the names, addresses, abbreviations, or marks appearing in the electoral roll.
Dated at Ngaruawahia, 15 September 2021 Dale Ofsoske, Electoral Officer Independent Election Services Ltd for Waikato District Council