2021 Tawa Community Board by-election

A by-election will be held to fill one extraordinary vacancy on the Tawa Community Board.

The vacancy is a result of Steph Knight resigning.  Voting papers will be delivered from Thursday 15 April 2021 with voting closing at noon Friday 7 May 2021.

Nominations

Nominations for the position open on Thursday 11 February 2021 and must be made on the official nomination form.

Completed nomination documents must be received by the Electoral Officer no later than noon Thursday 11 March 2021. Each nomination must be accompanied by a deposit of $200 incl GST, payable by online banking, cash or eftpos.

Candidates are encouraged to also submit a candidate profile statement and recent colour photograph. The requirements for the profile statement and the photo are set out in the candidate handbook. 

You can pick up a hard copy at: 

  • Tawa Library, 158 Main Road, Tawa
  • Te Awe Library, 29 Brandon Street, Wellington
  • Arapaki Manners Library and Service Centre, 12 Manners Street, Wellington

Please email your completed form and supporting documents to election@wcc.govt.nz.

You can submit in person at Te Awe Library, 29 Brandon Street, Wellington.

Election details

If an election is required to fill this vacancy, the election will be conducted by postal voting under the Single Transferable Vote (STV) electoral system. Candidate names will be listed in random order on the voting papers. 

Learn more about STV: Elections - electoral systems

Electoral rolls

A preliminary electoral roll for the by-election can be inspected at following locations from Thursday 11 February 2021 to Thursday 11 March 2021:

  • Tawa Library, 158 Main Road, Tawa
  • Te Awe Library, 29 Brandon Street, Wellington
  • Arapaki Manners Library and Service Centre, 12 Manners Street, Wellington

Updates to the preliminary electoral roll close at 4pm on Thursday 11 March 2021.

Electors can enrol or amend their enrolment details on the residential electoral roll by: 

Applications for registration as a ratepayer elector are to be made on the non-resident ratepayer elector enrolment form before 4pm on Thursday 11 March 2021.

Or you can pick up a hard copy of this from:

  • Tawa Library, 158 Main Road, Tawa
  • Te Awe Library, 29 Brandon Street, Wellington
  • Arapaki Manners Library and Service Centre, 12 Manners Street, Wellington

Electoral Officer details

The Electoral Officer for this by-election is Warwick Lampp. The Electoral Officer can be contacted by: Phone 0800 666 935 or email iro@electionz.com.

The Deputy Electoral Officer for this by-election is Jennifer Parker. Jennifer is the Democracy Services Manager for Wellington City Council and can be contacted by phone on 04 499 4444 or email to election@wcc.govt.nz.