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Tuakau Commnunity Board by-election 2023


As a result of there being insufficient candidates at the 2022 elections, a by-election is now required to be held on Friday 17 February 2023, for four vacancies for the Tuakau Community Board.

The by-election will be conducted by postal vote under the provisions of the Local Electoral Act 2001 and the Local Electoral Regulations 2001 and will be undertaken by Election Services, under contract to Waikato District Council.

The first past the post (FPP) electoral system will be used for the by-election.

Key dates for the by-election

  1. Thursday 24 November 2022
    Nominations open
  2. Noon, Thursday 22 December 2022
    Nominations close
  3. from Thursday 26 January 2023
    Delivery of voting packs
  4. Noon, Friday 17 February 2023
    Close of voting
  5. TBD
    Official results announced
    Friday 17 February 2023

Candidates

Stephanie Henderson

How can I be nominated?

Nominations for these positions will open on Thursday 24 November 2022 and close at noon on Thursday 22 December 2022.

Nomination papers will be available during this period from:

  • Council’s Main Office, 15 Galileo Street, Ngaruawahia
  • Tuakau Office, 2 Dominion Road, Tuakau
  • online via www.waikatodistrict.govt.nz/elections
  • by telephoning the electoral office on 0800 922 822.

To be eligible to stand for election, a candidate must be:

  • a New Zealand citizen (by birth or naturalisation ceremony); and
  • enrolled as a Parliamentary elector (anywhere in New Zealand); and
  • nominated by two electors whose names appear on the electoral roll within the Tuakau Community Board area.
Who can vote?

Resident Roll: All parliamentary electors (those on both the General and Māori Electoral Rolls) are automatically enrolled on the Resident Roll, at the address where they live.

Any alterations to the Resident Roll (e.g. change of address details, including new postal addresses) should be made by:

  • completing the appropriate form at any postal agency;
  • phoning 0800 ENROLNOW (0800 36 76 56)
  • accessing the Electoral Commission website on www.vote.nz

Ratepayer Roll: If a person is on the parliamentary roll in one area and pays rates on a property in another area, this person may be eligible to be enrolled on the non-resident ratepayer roll. A firm, company, corporation or society paying rates on a property may nominate one of its members or officers as a ratepayer elector (provided the nominated person resides outside the area). Ratepayer Roll enrolment forms are available at www.waikatodistrict.govt.nz, or by phoning 0800 922 822.

Those eligible to vote are all resident electors and non-resident ratepayer electors whose names appear on the electoral roll when it closes on Thursday 22 December 2022. The Preliminary Electoral Roll will be available for public inspection from Thursday 24 November 2022 to Thursday 22 December 2022 at the above locations.
How to vote?

Should the number of candidates exceed the number of vacancies, voting packs will be sent out in the mail to all those who have enrolled from Thursday 26 January 2023.

The voting period is three weeks (Thursday 26 January 2023 to noon Friday 17 February 2023). Electors may post their completed voting documents back to the electoral officer using the orange pre-paid envelope sent with their voting document.

Polling places for the issuing of special voting documents and for the receiving of completed voting documents will be available from Thursday 26 January 2023 at the following locations:

  • Council’s Main Office, 15 Galileo Street, Ngaruawahia
  • Tuakau Office, 2 Dominion Road, Tuakau.

To be counted, all completed voting documents must be in the hands of the electoral officer or an electoral official by noon Friday 17 February 2023.

Results will be announced as soon as these are available after the close of voting on by-election day and will be accessible on Council’s website: www.waikatodistrict.govt.nz 


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