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Auckland Council

When we hold by-elections

Te wā ka whakahaerehia he pōti motuhake ā-rohe

A by-election is held to fill an elected position that has become vacant.

For example, if a governing body or a local board member resigns, before their term ends, and more than 12 months before the next three-yearly local election, a by-election will be held within the relevant ward or local board area to replace that member.