Buller District Council

Media Release- Seddon Ward By-Election

23rd November, 2017

There is a vacancy in the Seddon ward of Buller District Council. It is intended this will be filled with the running of a by-election in February of the New Year, with nominations opening this Friday 24 November 2017.

Candidates must be a NZ citizen and enrolled on a NZ Parliamentary roll. The two nominators of the candidate must be eligible to vote at the election i.e. be on the roll for the Seddon ward.

Nomination forms are available on Council’s website www.bullerdc.govt.nz

The election will be under the “First Past the Post” system, and is conducted by postal vote.

Upcoming milestone dates for the election process are as follows:

Friday 24 November 2017                           Nominations open

Friday 22 December 2017                            Nominations close (noon), roll closes (4pm)

Friday 26 January 2018                               Voting papers delivered, voting period begins

Saturday 17 February 2018                         Election Day, voting closes at noon

Count made after noon, preliminary results after 2pm

About Wednesday 21 February 2018     Final declaration of result


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