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Council Resolution on Electoral System and of Right to Demand a Poll

 
This page contains information about Council that has resolved to retain the First Past the Post electoral system for its 2019 trennial general election.
Updated: 6/09/2017 12:00 a.m.

​Notice is given under section 28 of the Local Electoral Act 2001, that the Whangarei District Council has resolved to retain the First Past the Post electoral system for its 2019 triennial general election.

Electors of the Whangarei District Council have a right to demand a poll at any time to countermand the resolution to use the First Past the Post electoral system. Should a valid demand for a poll be received by 21 February 2018, a poll will be held by 21 May 2018 on whether the First Past the Post or the Single Transferable Voting electoral system will be used for the next two triennial general elections (2019 and 2022) of the Whangarei District Council. If a valid demand for a poll is received after 21 February 2018, a poll will be held after 21 May 2018 with the outcome applicable for the 2022 and 2025 triennial general elections.

A valid demand must be:

  • made in writing;
  • signed by at least 5 percent of eligible electors of the Whangarei District Council. This equates to 2,892 elector signatures;
  • delivered to Whangarei District Council, Forum North, Rust Avenue, Whangarei by 5pm, Wednesday 21 February 2018 (for the outcome of the poll to apply to the 2019 triennial general election of the Whangarei District Council).

Every elector who signs a demand must also set out in it his or her full name and the address for which he or she is qualified as an elector of the Whangarei District Council.

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