FPP retained for 2016 elections

The Local Electoral Act 2001 (LEA) governs the conduct of local government elections in New Zealand. All local authorities have the opportunity to review their electoral system two years before the next triennial election. This review is optional for Council, but any decision to use a different electoral system for the 2016 triennial election must be made by 12 September 2014.

Huruni District Council currently uses the First Past the Post (FPP) electoral system. Electors vote by ticking their preferred candidate(s). The candidate(s) receiving the highest number of votes is declared elected.

The Council and the Hurunui district’s community are familiar with this system and in the past the elections have run very smoothly with virtually no issues. Generally the Hurunui district has a small number of nominations and FPP has worked well.

At its meeting on 21 August 2014 the Council reviewed its electoral system and resolved that it retain the First Past the Post electoral system for the next triennial election.