Nominations open for Whanganui Rural Community Board by-election

Published on November 30, 2022

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A by-election is being held to fill an extraordinary vacancy for a Whanganui subdivision representative on the Whanganui Rural Community Board.

Electoral Officer Warwick Lampp says nominations opened on Thursday, 24 November 2022.

He says, “Nominations must be made on the official nomination form, which is available on the Whanganui District Council website or by request from Whanganui District Council at 101 Guyton Street, Whanganui.”

Nomination forms and a by-election information sheet can also be requested from:

Relevant candidate information can also be found in the 2022 local government elections candidate handbook.

Completed nomination documents must be delivered to and be received by the Deputy Electoral Officer at Whanganui District Council, 101 Guyton Street, Whanganui, no later than noon on Thursday, 22 December 2022.

Each nomination must be accompanied by a deposit of $200 incl GST, payable by EFTPOS, cash or online banking (see nomination form for bank a/c details).

Warwick Lampp says, “If there is only one nomination for the vacancy, the person will be elected unopposed.

“If there is more than one nomination, a voting process will be required to fill the vacancy.”

He says, “In that case a by-election will be conducted by postal voting using the First Past the Post (FPP) electoral system and candidate names will be listed in random order on the voting papers.

“The voting papers will be mailed out to electors on Thursday, 26 January 2023 and voting will close at 12 noon on Friday, 17 February 2023.”

 

 

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