The vacancy has arisen from the recent resignation of Janryll Fernandez.
Nominations for the above position open on Thursday 25 May 2023 and must be made on the official nomination form. Copies of the nomination form and a candidate handbook can be requested from Wellington City Council offices at level 16, 113 The Terrace, downloaded from our webiste, or from the electoral officer (see contact details below).
Completed nomination documents must be received by the electoral officer no later than 12 noon on Thursday 22 June 2023. Each nomination must be accompanied by a deposit of $200 incl GST, payable by cash or online banking (see nomination form for requirements).
Candidates are encouraged to also submit a candidate profile statement and recent photograph. The requirements for the profile statement and photo are set out in the candidate handbook which is available with the nomination form. All nomination documents must be lodged together. Candidates should refer to the candidate handbook for further details.
A preliminary roll for the by-election can be inspected during normal office hours from Thursday 25 May to Thursday 22 June 2023 at the Mervyn Kemp (Tawa) Library, 158 Main Road, Tawa or the Wellington City Council office, Level 16, 113 The Terrace, Wellington.
Electors may enrol or amend their enrolment details on the residential electoral roll by contacting the Electoral Commission:
- 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
Updates to the preliminary electoral roll close at 4pm on Thursday 22 June 2023.
Applications for registration as a ratepayer elector are to be made on the non-resident ratepayer elector enrolment form (88KB PDF), which is also available from Wellington City Council offices, and must be returned to the electoral officer before 4pm on Thursday 22 June 2023.
If a voting process is required to fill this vacancy, it will be conducted by postal voting under the Single Transferable Voting (STV) 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 27 July and voting will close at 12 noon on Friday 18 August 2023.
Electoral Officer – Wellington City Council
Wellington City Council, 113 The Terrace, Wellington
0800 666 048