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Shirley–Papanui Community Board by-election

Shirley–Papanui Community Board by-election:
One week left for nominations

Nominations for a position representing the community on the Shirley–Papanui Community Board close in one week.

Nominations must be received by Electoral Officer Clare Sullivan by noon on Thursday 3 July 2014. The by-election will be held on Friday 29 August.

Mrs Sullivan says no nominations have been received so far.

“Representing the community at the governance level is a real privilege, and if the nominations we got in 2013 were any indication, we know there’s a lot of interest in the Shirley–Papanui ward.”

There were 16 nominations for the Shirley–Papanui Community Board in 2013 – the most of any Christchurch ward.

“On the other hand, nominations flooded in at the last minute in 2013,” Mrs Sullivan says. “The sooner we get your nomination in, the more time we have to process it correctly and make sure everything’s ready to go for the by-election.

“If there’s only one nomination, that nominee will be declared elected. If we don’t get any at all, the Community Board will determine by resolution an appointee to the board.”

Nomination forms are available online at www.ccc.govt.nz/elections, from the Papanui Service Centre and Library at the corner of Langdons Road and Restell Street , the Shirley Service Centre at 36 Marshland Road and at the Ground Floor Reception of the Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street. Candidates are encouraged to include a profile statement and recent photograph for inclusion with voting documents should an election take place.

Anyone who is a New Zealand citizen, aged over 18 years and enrolled on the parliamentary electoral roll is eligible to stand as an electoral candidate. They must be nominated by two people, both of whom must be over 18 years old and enrolled to vote in the Shirley–Papanui ward. They must also pay a $200 deposit, with an internet payment option now available.

Voting papers will be sent to enrolled Shirley–Papanui residents from Thursday 7 to Tuesday 12 August 2014. Voting closes at noon on Friday 29 August 2014.

The preliminary electoral roll for Shirley–Papanui is now open for people to check if they are enrolled to vote. Updates to the roll will close at 4pm on Thursday 3 July 2014. Electors may enrol or update their details by calling 0800 ENROL NOW (0800 36 76 56), visiting www.elections.org.nz or completing an enrolment form available from any NZ Post agency.


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