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By-election preparations get under way

Thursday, November 21, 2019   Posted in: Signatory Notice Board By: Administrator With tags: leadership, nominations

Christchurch City Council Newsline: 20th November 2019

Preparations are under way for an early 2020 by-election, with nominations for a position representing the Mt Herbert subdivision on the Banks Peninsula Community Board opening on Monday 25th November 2019.

The extraordinary vacancy has arisen because only one of the two positions representing Mt Herbert was filled at October’s local government elections. The by-election is being held on Tuesday 18th February 2020.

“The Mt Herbert subdivision was the only area where we had fewer candidates than there were available positions. This by-election is a great opportunity for someone who wants to represent the community to have a seat at the Community Board table,” says Christchurch City Council Electoral Officer Jo Daly.

“If you’re elected, you’ll be making decisions on the future of Mt Herbert and Banks Peninsula. Don’t let the opportunity pass by.”

All candidates must be New Zealand citizens and enrolled on the Parliamentary residential electoral roll. Candidates don’t need to live in Mt Herbert subdivision, but will need to be nominated for the position by two people who do.

"Get your nominations in as early as possible," Ms Daly says. "Nominations close at noon on Monday 23 December. If you leave it to the last minute, we may not have enough time to address any issues with your nomination."

Nomination forms will be available online on the CCC website. Completed nomination documents can be:

  • dropped off in person to the Electoral Officer at the Civic Offices (53 Hereford Street);
  • emailed to jo.daly[at]; or
  • posted to The Electoral Officer, Christchurch City Council, PO Box 73016, Christchurch 8154.

Nomination forms must be received by noon on Monday 23th December 2019.

As usual with local body elections, the by-election will be conducted by postal vote. Voting papers will be mailed out to enrolled Mt Herbert residents from Monday 27th January 2020.

Voting will close at noon on Tuesday 18th February 2020. Progress results will be available later that day.

Contact the Electoral Officer Jo Daly for more information (03 941 8581, 027 236 9052 or jo.daly[at]

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