Notice of By-Elections

Public Notice

As a result of insufficient candidates at the 2019 triennial elections, extraordinary vacancies have occurred in the Clifton Community Board and the Inglewood Community Board.

Under section 120 of the Local Electoral Act 2001, notice is given that on Tuesday 18 February 2020, by-elections will be held under the single transferable voting electoral system by postal vote for:

  • two members of the Clifton Community Board; and
  • two members of the Inglewood Community Board.


Candidates must be nominated on an appropriate nomination paper obtainable during normal business hours from Monday 25 November 2019 from:

- Civic Centre, 84 Liardet Street,New Plymouth

- Inglewood library and service centre, 46 Rata Street, Inglewood

- Waitara library and service centre, 17 Queen Street, Waitara

- by phoning 0800 922 822

- at

Nominations of candidates must be in the hands of the electoral officer or an electoral official at the Civic Centre, 84 Liardet Street, New Plymouth no later than 12 noon, Monday 23 December 2019. Each nomination must be accompanied by:

  • a deposit of $200 GST inclusive (payable by cash, cheque or bank transfer).
  • A candidate may submit a photo and a candidate profile statement with their nomination paper for inclusion with the voting document being sent to electors.
  • An attachment to the nomination paper outlines rules and procedures governing candidate profile statements and photos.

Electoral Roll

The electoral rolls to be used for these by-elections close on Monday 23 December 2019 and can be inspected during normal business hours from Monday 25 November 2019 at the locations above.

Enrolment for inclusion on the Residential Electoral Roll is conducted through the Electoral Commission. Applications for enrolment should be made through your local postal agency.

Enrolment for inclusion on the Ratepayer Electoral Roll is conducted through the electoral office of New Plymouth District Council. Applications for enrolment can be made on the prescribed form available from the above sources.

Following closure of the roll, the electoral officer may, on application of any person who is or claims to be entitled to be enrolled or any other person or otherwise, make any necessary
corrections to the names, addresses, abbreviations, or marks appearing in the electoral roll.

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