As a result of a resignation and the recent bereavement of a local board member, extraordinary vacancies have occurred in the Waitākere Ranges Local Board and the Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board (Tāmaki Subdivision).
Under section 120 of the Local Electoral Act 2001, notice is given that on Thursday 24 May 2018, by-elections will be held under the first-past-the-post electoral system by postal vote for one member of the:
- Waitākere Ranges Local Board; and
- Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board (Tāmaki Subdivision)
Candidates must be nominated on an appropriate nomination paper obtainable during normal business hours from Wednesday 28 February 2018 from:
- the Electoral Office, Level 2, 198 Federal Street, Auckland;
- the Henderson Service Centre, 6 Henderson Valley Road, Henderson;
- the Manukau Service Centre, 4 Osterley Way, Manukau;
- phone 09 973 5212
Nominations of candidates must be in the hands of the electoral officer or an electoral official at any of the above locations, no later than 12 noon, Wednesday 28 March 2018.
Each nomination must be accompanied by a deposit of $200.00 GST inclusive (payable by cash, cheque or bank transfer).
A candidate may submit a photo and a candidate profile statement with their nomination paper for inclusion with the voting documents being sent to electors. An attachment to the nomination paper outlines rules and procedures governing candidate profile statements and photos.
The electoral rolls to be used for these by-elections close on Wednesday 28 March 2018 and can be inspected during normal business hours from Wednesday 28 February 2018 at the locations above.
Enrolment for inclusion on the Residential Electoral Roll is conducted through the Electoral Commission. Applications for enrolment should be made through your local post shop.
Enrolment for inclusion on the Ratepayers Electoral Roll is conducted through the electoral office of Auckland Council. Applications for enrolment should be made on the prescribed form available from the above locations.
Following the closure of the rolls, the electoral officer may, on application of any person who is or claims to be entitled to be enrolled or any other person or otherwise, make any necessary corrections to the names, addresses, abbreviations, or marks appearing in the electoral rolls.
Dated at Auckland, 28 February 2018
Dale Ofsoske, Electoral Officer