MIL OSI – Source: Far North District Council – Release/Statement
Headline: Nominations open for Bay of Islands by-election
Nominations for those wishing to stand in the Far North District Council’s Bay of Islands-Whangaroa Ward by-election open today, Friday 24 November.
The by-election was called after Councillor Willow-Jean Prime resigned from her role with the Council when she was selected as a Labour list MP during the 23 September General Election.
To be eligible to stand for the Council, candidates must be a New Zealand citizen and a Parliamentary elector (anywhere in New Zealand).
Candidates must also be nominated by two people who are registered on the Parliamentary Electoral Roll within the Bay of Islands-Whangaroa Ward.
Candidates themselves do not need to be resident within the Bay of Islands-Whangaroa Ward, but do need to disclose that fact on their candidate profile statement.
The nomination period lasts until noon on Friday 22 December 2017.
Candidates can obtain nomination papers from the Council’s Kerikeri Service Centre; the electoral office (Election Services, Level 2, 198 Federal Street, Auckland); download them from the Council website (www.fndc.govt.nz); or telephone 0800 922 822 to have one posted out directly.
If more than one candidate is nominated, postal voting packs will be delivered to Bay of Islands-Whangaroa Ward electors from Friday 26 January 2018. The postal vote will close at noon on Saturday 17 February 2018.