22 November 2016
As a result of two extra-ordinary vacancies, under section 120 of the Local Electoral Act 2001, notice is given that on Friday 17 February 2017, a by-election will be held under the first-past-the-post electoral system by postal vote for two members of the Clifton Community Board.
Candidates must be nominated on a nomination paper obtainable during normal business hours from Thursday 24 November 2016 from New Plymouth District Council’s Civic Centre, 84 Liardet Street, New Plymouth, phone 0800 922 822 or download one below:
Nominations of candidates must be in the hands of the electoral officer or an electoral official at Council’s Civic Centre, 84 Liardet Street, New Plymouth not later than 12 noon Thursday 22 December 2016.
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 roll to be used for this by-election closes on Thursday 22 December 2016 and can be inspected during normal business hours from Thursday 24 November 2016 at the above location.
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 the New Plymouth District Council. Applications for enrolment should be made on the prescribed form available from the above sources.
Following closure of the roll, 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 roll.
Dated at New Plymouth, 22 November 2016
Dale Ofsoske, Electoral Officer
Independent Election Services Ltd for New Plymouth District Council