Notice of By-election – Whanganui Rural Community Board

On display until February 17, 2023, 12:00 PM

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


Nominations for the above position open on Thursday, 24 November 2022 and must be made on the official nomination form. Copies of the nomination form and a by-election information sheet can be requested from the Whanganui District Council office, 101 Guyton Street, Whanganui, downloaded from or from the electoral officer (see contact details below).

Completed nomination documents must be delivered to and be received by the 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).

Candidates are encouraged to also submit a candidate profile statement and recent colour photograph. The requirements for the profile statement and photo are set out in the information sheet which is available with the nomination form. All nomination documents must be lodged together. Candidates should refer to the information sheet and candidate guide for further details.

Electoral rolls

A preliminary roll for the by-election can be inspected during normal opening hours at the Whanganui District Council office, 101 Guyton Street, Whanganui or the Whanganui District Library, Pukenamu Queen’s Park, Whanganui, from Thursday, 24 November 2022 to Thursday, 22 December 2022.

Residential electors may enrol or amend their enrolment details on the electoral roll:

Applications for registration as a ratepayer elector are to be made on the non-resident ratepayer elector enrolment form available wherever copies of the electoral rolls are displayed and must be returned to the Whanganui District Council electoral officer before 4.00pm on Thursday, 22 December 2022. Online applications for ratepayer elector registration can also be made through the non-resident ratepayer portal:

Updates to the preliminary electoral roll close at 4.00pm on Thursday, 22 December 2022.

Election Details

If a voting process is required to fill this vacancy, it will be conducted by postal voting using the First Past the Post (FPP) electoral system. 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 midday on Friday, 17 February 2023.

Warwick Lampp
Electoral Officer – Whanganui District Council
PO Box 3138, Christchurch 8140
0800 666 048


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