Governor-General Issues the Writ for by-Election
Governor-General Issues the Writ for Ikaroa-Rāwhiti
The Electoral Commission advises
that the Governor-General, Lt Gen Rt Hon Sir Jerry
Mateparae, has issued the writ giving the Electoral
Commission the formal direction and authority to conduct a
by-election in the Ikaroa-Rāwhiti electorate on Saturday 29
The writ sets out the dates for
nominations, election day and the return of the writ.
Nominations for candidates to contest the by-election
will be called for by public notice tomorrow, Thursday 30
Nominations must be received no later
than midday Wednesday 5 June 2013.
about standing as a candidate is available at www.elections.org.nz/ikaroa-rawhiti-candidate.
A full list of candidates for the Ikaroa-Rāwhiti
by-election is expected to be available by 4.00pm on
Wednesday 5 June 2013.
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