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Ten Candidates Stand in Botany By-Election

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Tuesday 8 February 2011

Electoral Commission
Te Kaitiaki Take Kōwhiri


TEN CANDIDATES STAND IN BOTANY BY-ELECTION

The Electoral Commission has released the details of who is standing and where people can vote in the 5 March Botany by-election.

Ten candidates are seeking selection as the Botany electorate Member of Parliament.
Nominations for the by-election have closed, and the following candidates have been confirmed:

Candidate Name / Party
AL-SAADY, Hussain / Pirate Party of New Zealand
BIGGS, Leo / Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party
BRIGHT, Penny / Independent
CAITHNESS, Robin / Join Australia Movement Party
GOH, Robert / Independent
MURPHY, Lyn / ACT New Zealand
ROSS, Jami-Lee / National Party
WOOD, Michael / Labour Party
YOUNG, Paul / New Citizen Party
YOUNG, Wayne / Independent

“Advance voting starts on Wednesday 16 February, so the Electoral Commission is now moving quickly to get ballot papers printed and distributed in time,” says Robert Peden, Chief Electoral Officer.

Advance voting is available for Botany voters who will find it difficult to get to a polling place in the Botany electorate on Election Day, Saturday 5 March.

“Polling places will only be available inside the electorate on Election Day, so Botany voters who will be outside their electorate on Saturday 5 March should vote in advance,” says Mr Peden.

Advance voting will be available from Wednesday 16 February in the Botany electorate at:
Beauty Place, 309 Botany Road, Botany
Botany Library, Botany Town Centre, 1 Sunset Terrace, Botany
Meadowlands Methodist Community Church, 128 Whitford Road, Meadowlands
Tupu Youth Library, 102R Dawson Road, Flat Bush

“Botany voters can also vote in advance at the offices of any Registrar of Electors across the country or at the Electoral Commission, Whitmore Street, Wellington,” says Mr Peden. “Full information on advance voting is available on our website www.elections.org.nz.”

On Election Day, Saturday 5 March, there will be 18 polling places in the Botany electorate.

Botany By-Election Polling Places

Suburb / Address / Suburb / Address
Botany / Beauty Place, 309 Botany Road / Dannemora / Point View Primary School, 25 Kilkenny Drive
Botany Downs / Botany Downs Primary School, 35 Mirrabooka Avenue / Dannemora / Willowbank School, corner Middlefield & Gracechurch Drives
Botany Downs / Botany Downs Secondary College, 575 Chapel Road / Flat Bush / Baverstock Oaks School, 21 Baverstock Road
Botany Downs / Elim Christian Centre, 159 Botany Road / Flat Bush / Dawson Primary School, Dawson Road
Botany South / Sancta Maria College, 319 Te Irirangi Drive / Howick / Cockle Bay School, 24 Sandspit Road
Burswood / East City Wesleyan Church, 219 Burswood Drive / Howick / Shelly Park School, 11-13 Sunnyview Avenue
Chapel Downs / Chapel Downs Primary School, corner Chapel & Dawson Roads / Meadowlands / Meadowlands Methodist Community Church, 128 Whitford Road
Clover Park / Kia Aroha College, 51 Othello Drive / Northpark / Our Lady Star of the Sea School, 14 Oakridge Way
Cockle Bay / Cockle Bay Playcentre, 17 Pah Road / Somerville / Somerville Intermediate School, 39 Somerville Road

ENDS

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