A by-election is required to fill an extraordinary vacancy for the Northern Ward of the Westland District Council. The vacancy has arisen from the recent resignation of Ian Hustwick.
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 Westland District Council office, 36 Weld Street, Hokitika, downloaded here or from the electoral officer (see contact details below).
Completed nomination documents must be received by the electoral officer 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.
A preliminary roll for the by-election can be inspected at the Westland District Council office, 36 Weld Street, Hokitika during normal operating hours from Thursday 24 November 2022 to Thursday 22 December 2022.
Residential electors may enrol or amend their enrolment details on the electoral roll:
• Online at www.vote.nz
• By texting your name and address to 3676 to get a form sent to you
• By calling 0800 36 76 56 to ask for a form to be sent to you
• By email request to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications for registration as a ratepayer elector are to be made on the non-resident ratepayer elector enrolment form available from the Westland District Council office or our website and must be returned to the Westland District Council electoral officer before 4pm 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 4pm on Thursday 22 December 2022.
If a voting process is required to fill these vacancies, 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.
Electoral Officer – Westland District Council
PO Box 3138, Christchurch 8140
email@example.com 0800 666 048