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As a result of insufficient candidates at the 2019 triennial elections, an extraordinary vacancy has occurred in the Bay of Islands-Whangaroa Community Board (Kerikeri Subdivision). Under section 120 of the Local Electoral Act 2001, notice is given that on Tuesday 18 February 2020, a by-election will be held under the first-past-the-post electoral system by postal vote for one member of the Bay of Islands-Whangaroa Community Board (Kerikeri Subdivision).
Candidates must be nominated on a nomination paper obtainable during normal business hours from Monday 25 November 2019 from: - Far North District Council’s Kerikeri Service Centre, Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri - by phoning 0800 922 822 - by accessing www.fndc.govt.nz Nominations of candidates must be in the hands of the electoral officer or an electoral official at the above location, no later than 12 noon, Monday 23 December 2019. Each nomination must be accompanied by a deposit of $200 GST inclusive (payable by cash, cheque or bank transfer). A candidate may submit a photo and a candidate profile statement with their nomination paper for inclusion with the voting document 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 Monday 23 December 2019 and can be inspected during normal business hours from Monday 25 November 2019 at the above-mentioned location. 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. Enrolment for inclusion on the Ratepayer Electoral Roll is conducted through the electoral office of Far North District Council. Applications for enrolment can be made on the prescribed form available from the above sources. 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 Kaikohe 23 November 2019, Dale Ofsoske, Electoral Officer, Independent Election Services Ltd for Far North District Council.