Governor-General issues Tauranga by-election writ

Eligible voters can enrol or update their details online at vote.nz or enrol and vote at a voting place when voting gets underway from June 4.

The next step in the preparations for the Tauranga by-election are taking place with the Governor-General issuing the writ for the by-election to be held.

The Rt Hon Dame Cindy Kiro has given the Electoral Commission the formal direction and authority to conduct the by-election in the Tauranga electorate on Saturday, June 18, 2022.

The writ sets out the dates for candidate nominations, election day, and the last day for the return of the writ naming the successful candidate.

Nominations for candidates close at noon Tuesday, May 17.

A full list of candidates is expected to be available by 4pm that day at vote.nz.

More information about standing as a candidate in a by-election is available on the website.

Yesterday, marked the close of the Tauranga electoral roll for printing.

Anyone enrolling after May 11  will cast a special vote.

Eligible voters can enrol or update their details online at vote.nz or enrol and vote at a voting place when voting gets underway from June 4.

Key dates for the Tauranga by-election:

  • Tuesday 17 May candidate nominations close at noon, by-election candidates announced 4pm
  • Wednesday 1 June overseas voting starts
  • Saturday 4 June advance voting starts
  • Saturday 18 June election day, voting closes at 7pm. Preliminary results will be announced later that night.



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1 Comment

Our democratic right to know?

Posted on 12-05-2022 14:30 | By adrianmullershow@gmail.com

How can an ordinary voter find out which previously elected members are the "trouble-makers" that stymied every move to make changes. All I have heard via the gossip grapevine is that there was a group of trouble-makers that stymied almost every effort to affect changes, but in our supposed democracy there is no way to find out who these individuals actually are. Is there any legitimate way for the general voting public to get unbiased information about these individuals so our democratic rights can be restored? Adrian Muller

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