Dated at Kaikohe, 24 June 2020
As a result of the resignation of a community board member,an extraordinary vacancy has occurred in the Te Hiku Community Board (Whatuwhiwhi Subdivision) of the Far North District Council.
Under section 120 of the Local Electoral Act 2001, notice is given that on Thursday 17 September 2020, a by-election will be held under the first past the post electoral system by postal vote for one member of the Te Hiku Community Board (Whatuwhiwhi Subdivision).
Candidates must be nominated on an appropriate nomination paper obtainable during normal business hours from Wednesday 24 June 2020 from:
- Far North District Council’s Kaitaia Service Centre,
Te Ahu, corner Matthews Avenue and South Road, Kaitaia
- by phoning 0800 922 822
Nominations of candidates must be in the hands of the electoral officer or an electoral official at the Kaitaia Service Centre, Te Ahu, corner Matthews Avenue and South Road, Kaitaia no later than 12 noon, Wednesday 22 July 2020.
Each nomination must be accompanied by a deposit of $200 GST inclusive (payable by bank transfer, cash or cheque).
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 Wednesday 22 July 2020 and can be inspected during normal business hours from Wednesday 24 June 2020 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 www.fndc.govt.nz 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.
Independent Election Services Ltd for Far North District Council