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Triennial Election 2019

 

Triennial elections for elected members of most local authorities throughout New Zealand are to be conducted, by postal vote, on Saturday 12 October 2019. 

The elections will be conducted under the provisions of the Local Electoral Act 2001, the Local Electoral Regulations 2001 and the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000.City/district councils are legally required to conduct the district health board elections on behalf of the district health board.

City/district councils are legally required to conduct the district health board elections on behalf of the district health board.

Positions

Elections for the Bay of Plenty District Health Board will be required for 7 positions, elected 'at large' from the Board area which comprises the areas of the respective city/district councils (Kawerau District Council, Opotiki District Council, Tauranga City Council, Western Bay of Plenty District Council and Whakatane District Council).
In addition, following the election, the Minister of Health appoints a further 4 members, making a total of 11 members per board.

 

Electoral System

The single transferable voting (STV) electoral system will be used for the Bay of Plenty District Health Board election.  

 

Voting Period

Voting documents will be sent to all eligible electors, by post, from Friday 20 September 2019. The voting period is three weeks (Friday 20 September 2019 to noon Saturday 12 October 2019). Electors may post their completed voting documents back to the respective city/district council electoral officer using the orange pre-paid envelope sent with their voting document. Polling places for the issuing of special voting documents and for the receiving of completed voting documents will be available from each respective city/district council office from Friday 20 September 2019 to noon Saturday 12 October 2019. 

To be counted, all completed voting documents must be in the hands of the respective city/district council electoral officer or an electoral official by noon Saturday 12 October 2019

Preliminary results for this STV election will be known as soon as all votes have been received and counted following the close of voting. A preliminary result is expected early on Sunday morning 13 October 2019. These will be accessible on this page.



For further information regarding this election, please contact the electoral office:

Dale Ofsoske, Electoral Officer
Bay of Plenty District Health Board
C/o PO Box 5135, Wellesley Street, Auckland 1141
Email: info@electionservices.co.nz
Phone: 0800 922 822

Last updated: September 2, 2019