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