Enrolled voters in Christchurch’s Central ward will get to exercise their democratic right to vote twice in October.
Seven candidates have put their names forward to represent the Central Ward at the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board by-election, which is being held on 16 October – one day before New Zealand’s re-scheduled General Election.
The seven candidates competing for the Community Board seat, left vacant by the retirement of Sally Buck due to ill health, are:
The by-election is being conducted by postal vote.
Electoral Officer Jo Daly is pleased that so many candidates have put themselves forward to represent their community.
“While 16 October is the official date for the by-election, enrolled voters in the Central Ward will be able to start voting once they receive their voting papers from Thursday 24 September.
“If you are not yet on the electoral roll, you can still enrol and get a special vote,” Ms Daly says.
All you need to do is: