Ohura By-election 2018

​​​​​A by-election to fill the extraordinary vacancy for the Ohura Ward will be held on Friday 30 November 2018. The extraordinary vacancy has arisen from the recent death of Cr Marion Gillard.


Nominations for the above position open on Thursday 6 September 2018 and must be made on the appropriate nomination paper available from the Ruapehu District Council Office/Library at 59-63 Huia St, Taumarunui or from www.ruapehudc.govt.nz. 

Completed nomination documents must be received by the Electoral Officer no later than 12 noon on Thursday 4 October 2018. Each nomination must be accompanied by a deposit of $200 incl GST, payable by eftpos, cash or cheque.

​Candidates may submit a candidate profile statement and recent photograph for sending out with voting documents to electors if an election is required. The requirements for profile statements and photos are set out in a candidate information sheet which is available with the nomination paper.

Electoral Roll

A preliminary electoral roll for the by-election can be inspected during normal office hours from Thursday 6 September 2018 to Thursday 4 October 2018 at the Ruapehu District Council Office/Library at 59-63 Huia St, Taumarunui.

Electors may enrol or amend their enrolment details on the residential electoral roll by:

• Completing an enrolment form available at Post Shops
• Calling 0800 ENROL NOW (0800 36 76 56)
• Visiting the Elections website (www.elections.org.nz).

Applications for registration as a ratepayer elector are to be made on the non-resident ratepayer elector enrolment form available from the Council Office/Library. Updates to the preliminary electoral roll close at 5pm on Thursday 4 October 2018.

Election Details

If an election is required to fill this vacancy, the election will be conducted by postal voting under the First Past the Post electoral system. Candidate names will be listed in alphabetical order on the voting papers.

Warwick Lampp
Electoral Officer – Ruapehu District Council
PO Box 3138, Christchurch 8140
0800 666 937
Page reviewed: 04 Sep 2018 11:22am