West Ward By-Election 2020
This by-election covers the extraordinary vacancy for one member of the West Ward. The extraordinary vacancy has arisen from the resignation of West Ward Councillor Jason Fletcher.
|Candidate Name||First Nominator||Second Nominator|
|Mary Holloway - 5 Keats Place, Hanmer Springs||Jeffrey Dalley||Jason Fletcher|
|Jeffrey Walker - 20 Seymour Street, Hawarden||Margaret Hansen||Amanda Bowes-Durand|
|Thursday 23 July 2020||Delivery of voting documents commences.|
Progressive roll scrutiny, Early processing period, Special voting period starts
|Friday 14 August 2020||ELECTION DAY - Voting closes 12 noon|
Preliminary results available as soon as practicable.
|By Tuesday 18 August 2020||Official declaration|
|ASAP after 18 August||Public notice of declaration of result|
|By Monday 12 October 2020||Return of electoral expense forms|
Non-Resident Ratepayer Electors
- Do you live outside of the Hurunui but pay rates on a property in the West Ward?
- Then you may qualify to vote in the West Ward by-election this August.
To qualify as a non-resident ratepayer elector for the by-election you must be a ratepayer in the West Ward. You do not qualify as a ratepayer elector if you reside in the Hurunui district even if you live in a different ward (you are deemed to already be a residential elector). You must reside at an address that is outside the Hurunui district.
To qualify you must pay rates on a residential property, such as a holiday home or a rental property in the West Ward. In the case of partners, joint tenants and tenants in common, who collectively pay rates on a property, only ONE of the group may be nominated to be entered on the ratepayer electoral roll. The nominated person and the nominator must be registered as Parliamentary electors at addresses which are outside the council district within which the property is situated.
Or, you may pay rates in respect of a West Ward property owned by your firm, company, trust, corporation or society. Again, the organisation may nominate any ONE member or officer of the firm, company, trust, corporation or society as its ratepayer elector as long as that person is registered as a Parliamentary elector at an address outside the Hurunui district.
To enrol, check or update your enrolment details go to www.elections.org.nz or call 0800 36 76 56.
This by-election will be conducted by postal vote using the First Past the Post voting electoral system, under the provisions of the Local Electoral Act 2001 and Local Electoral Regulations 2019.
Electoral Officer Details
The Electoral Officer for this by-election is Anthony Morton. Anthony is based in Christchurch and works for election management company electionz.com Ltd. The Electoral Officer can be contacted by: Phone 0800 666 928 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Deputy Electoral Officer for this by-election is Naomi Woodham. Naomi is the Customer Advocacy and Dispatch Manager for the Council and can be contacted on (03) 315 8400 or email@example.com, nominations need to be returned to Naomi.