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

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

​We are conducting a by-election for the Albert-Eden Local Board (Maungawhau subdivision).

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

The nomination period closed at 12pm on Thursday 25 March. A list of candidates is available below.

Voting documents will be posted to eligible voters from Thursday 29 April 2021 and voting will close at 12 noon on Friday 21 May 2021.

Candidates standing in the Albert-Eden Local Board (Maungawhau subdivision) by-election

​Candidate

​Candidate statement

​Jose Fowler – IndependentAlbert-Eden Local Board (Maungawhau subdivision) by-election 2021 candidate statement - Jose Fowler ​(PDF 134KB)
​Will McKenzie – C&R Communities & Residents​Albert-Eden Local Board (Maungawhau subdivision) by-election 2021 candidate statement - Will McKenzie (PDF 161KB)
​Bernadette Power– City VisionAlbert-Eden Local Board (Maungawhau subdivision) by-election 2021 candidate statement - Bernadette Power ​(PDF 149KB)

Meet the candidates events

We are organising a candidate event to provide you with an opportunity to get to know the candidates and understand their view of local issues.
The Meet the candidates event will take place at the following location:

​Location​Date​Time
​Mount Eden War Memorial Hall, 489 Dominion Road, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024​6 May 2021​7pm

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

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 is being held to fill this vacant seat. This by-election is therefore only open to voters in the Maungawhau subdivision.

See the below map to determine if you are eligible to vote in this by-election.

Key dates

  • Nominations open: Thursday 25 February 2021
  • Nominations close: 12 noon, Thursday 25 March 2021
  • Delivery of voting packs: Thursday 29 April 2021
  • Close of voting: 12 noon, Friday 21 May 2021

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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