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

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

About the by-election

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

The voting period for the Albert-Eden Local Board (Maungawhau subdivision) by-election 2021 closed at 12 noon on Friday 21 May.

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

See Candidate electoral donations and expenses search to view the return of electoral donations forms for these candidates.

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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