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Kōwhiringa pōti a te Poari ā-Rohe o Albert-Eden (wawaetanga Maungawhau) 2021

About the Albert-Eden Local Board (Maungawhau subdivision) by-election 2021

About the by-election

The voting period for the Albert-Eden Local Board (Maungawhau subdivision) by-election 2021 has closed at 12 noon on Friday 21 May and C&R candidate Will McKenzie has been successfully elected with 2,768 votes.

Final results

Final results are as follows and will be officially declared in a public notice in the NZ Herald on Tuesday 25 May 2021.

CandidateVotes
Will McKenzie – C&R Communities & Residents2,768
Bernadette Power – City Vision2,735
Jose Fowler – Independent1,148

Will McKenzie will be sworn in on 8 June 2021 at the Albert-Eden Local Board inaugural meeting. See Albert-Eden Local Board for more information about the local board's meetings.

Why a by-election was held for Albert-Eden Local Board (Maungawhau subdivision)

The by-election followed the resignation of board member Benjamin Lee.

The Albert-Eden Local Board is split into two subdivisions:

  • the Ōwairaka subdivision covers the suburbs of Waterview, Point Chevalier, Mount Albert, Morningside, Sandringham and Ōwairaka
  • the Maungawhau subdivision includes the suburbs of Kingsland, Balmoral, Epsom, Mount Eden Greenlane and part of One Tree Hill.

Subdivisions inside a local board area are designed to provide effective representation for communities of interest. Voters within each subdivision get to elect a certain numbers of members to sit on the combined local board.

In the case of the Albert-Eden Local Board, four members are elected from the Ōwairaka subdivision and four members are elected from the Maungawhau subdivision.

The member who resigned was from the Maungawhau subdivision and a by-election was held to fill this vacant seat. This by-election was therefore only open to voters in the Maungawhau subdivision.

Key dates

  • Nominations open: Thursday 25 February 2021
  • Nominations close: 12 noon, Thursday 25 March 2021
  • Delivery of voting packs: Thursday 29 April 2021
  • Meet the candidates event: Tuesday 4 May - See Who you can vote for for more information
  • Close of voting: 12 noon, Friday 21 May 2021

Voter returns

More information 

See the Electoral Office website or phone on 09 973 5212 or 0800 922 822 for more information.

COVID-19 Alert Level changes

Auckland is in COVID-19 Alert Level 3 from Sunday 28 February 2021.

Nominations for the Albert-Eden Local Board (Maungawhau subdivision) by-election will remain open until 12 noon on Thursday 25 March 2021.

Libraries are closed during Alert Level 3 but you can download the nomination paper and post it to the Electoral officer. For more information, see How to become a candidate.

Significant restrictions will be imposed during Alert Level 3 on candidates for campaigning. The candidates will have to follow Ministry of Health guidelines on social distancing and public safety.

This will impact the candidates' ability to complete some functions of a normal campaign, such as public meetings, door-to-door campaigns and in-person meetings.

For detailed safety guidelines, see covid19.govt.nz.

​Nominations if COVID 19 alert levels change

COVID 19 alert level changes to level 3 or 4 can prevent your nomination to be received in person, you can then:

  • download the nomination paper from How to become a candidate
  • email the completed form to the Electoral Officer with all required documents
  • pay the nomination deposit fee electronically.

See the candidate information handbook on More information for candidates.

Significant restrictions will be imposed during alert level 3 or 4 on candidates for campaigning.

The candidates will have to follow Ministry of Health guidelines on social distancing and public safety.

This will impact the candidates' ability to complete some functions of a normal campaign, such as public meetings, door-to-door campaigns and in-person meetings.

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