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Shirley/Papanui Community Board election

Christchurch City Council Media Release

22 December 2008

Nominations open for Shirley/Papanui Community Board election.

Nominations for the extraordinary vacancy for one member of the Shirley/Papanui Community Board opened today.

The election, which is on March 10, 2009, is being held following the resignation of the Board’s chairperson, Megan Evans earlier this year.

Nominations for the vacancy must be delivered to the First Floor, Civic Offices by noon, Monday January 19, 2009. The elections are being conducted by postal vote.

Nominations are called for persons who may stand as a member of the Shirley/Papanui Community Board. A nominated person must be enrolled in a parliamentary electoral roll on New Zealand and must be a citizen of this country, either by birth or citizenship ceremony.

Information on the restrictions on candidates and other relevant information are readily available from Council offices in the booklet Shirley/Papanui Community Board Vacancy - Candidate Information Booklet.

Nomination documents are available from the Papanui Library and Service Centre, Cnr Langdons Road and Restell Street, or from the Civic Offices in Tuam Street.

The Shirley/Papanui Community Board area has a population of 60,144 with 43,867 electors, and individual campaign costs for candidates is limited to $40,000. Every candidate will need to file an electoral expenses and donations return, which will be open for public inspection.

Schedule for the vacancy election.

Nominations Open: Monday 22 December, 2008
Nominations Closes: Noon, Monday 19 January, 2009
Delivery of Voting papers: Wednesday 11 February, 2009 to Monday 16 February, 2009
Close of Voting: Noon, Tuesday 10 March, 2009
Preliminary results available: As soon as practicable after closing of voting, Tuesday 10 March, 2009
Official Declaration: About Tuesday 17 March, 2009


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