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.

Voting

Voting papers to elect a new member to the Tawa Community Board are being mailed to all enrolled voters who live or own property in the Tawa area from Thursday. People can vote from Thursday 15 April until 12 noon, Friday 7 May. Drop your completed papers into ballot boxes at handy locations spread across Linden, Tawa and the CBD. 

The ballot boxes are clearly marked with Wellington City Council gold ‘Vote here” posters on dark blue ballot boxes. We’ve put them near libraries, pools, community centres and local shops to make it easier for people to vote. 

Locations

You can drop your completed voting papers at any of the 13 ballot boxes spread around Linden, Tawa and Wellington city. They are listed below. 

Tawa:

  • Outside BestStart, cnr 3 Redwood Avenue and Lane Crescent
  • Countdown Tawa, 5 William Earp Place
  • Mervyn Kemp (Tawa) Library, 158 Main Rd
  • Outside New World, 35 Oxford Street
  • Outlet City, 24 Main Road – inside the Outlet City building entrance
  • Outside Tawa Books,181 Main Road
  • Tawa Community Centre, 5 Cambridge St
  • Tawa Pool, 23 Davies Street

Linden:

  • Outside Linden Food Market, 11 Collins Ave
  • Linden Community Centre, 10 Linden Ave

Wellington City:

  • Arapaki Manners Library and Service Centre, 21 Manners Street
  • Te Awe Library, 29 Brandon Street
  • Wellington City Council head office, Level 16 Reception, 113 The Terrace, Wellington

Special votes

If you have spoilt, lost or not received your voting documents you can vote by casting a special vote. You do this during normal office hours by asking for a special vote at:

  • Mervyn Kemp (Tawa) Library, 158 Main Rd or, 
  • Wellington City Council head office, Level 16 Reception, 113 The Terrace, Wellington

Nominations

Nominations for the position closed noon Thursday 11 March 2021 and there were 5 nominations received.

The nominees are: 

Election details

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

Enrolment

Residents within the Tawa Community Board area who are not listed on the final electoral roll for this election can enrol by calling 0800 36 76 56, visiting the Electoral Commission Website (www.vote.nz) or obtaining enrolment forms at PostShops.

Ratepayers who own property within the Tawa Community Board area and who live outside that area and who are not listed on the final electoral roll for this election can enrol on or before 4pm on Thursday 6 May 2021 by completing and returning a ratepayer enrolment form.

Rate payer enrolment form ( 147KB PDF)

The final roll will be available to view between Thursday 15 April 2021 and  noon Friday 7 May 2021. Information about where the roll will be available to view will be updated closer to the time.

If you are not sure you are enrolled, you can check by going to www.vote.nz and clicking on 'enrol to vote'.

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.