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Candidates wanted for Otara by-election

Media Release

12 August 2008  


Candidates wanted for Otara Community Board by-election


Today nominations open for a second by-election in the Otara ward this year.

A position in the Otara Community Board became vacant following the election of the board’s chair Efu Koka to Manukau city councillor in the recent Otara ward by-election on 30 July. 

Nominations for candidates are now open. Forms can be obtained from the electoral office in the council’s Civic Centre, online at www.manukau.govt.nz or by phoning the council’s Call Centre on 262 5104. Nominations must be received by 12 noon, Tuesday 9 September.

Voting papers will be sent out to all electors in the Otara ward from Tuesday 7 October.  Voting closes on Wednesday 29 October at 12 noon.

Electoral officer John Skelton says Otara residents and ratepayers should ensure they are enrolled.  Applications for enrolment can be obtained from any Postshop, or by contacting the Electoral Enrolment Centre on 0800 ENROL NOW or www.elections.org.nz.


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