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Public Notice of Right to Demand a Poll on the Electoral System 

Notice is given under section 28(1) of the Local Electoral Act 2001 that electors of the Kaikoura District Council have the right to demand a poll on the electoral system to be used at the next two triennial general elections (2019 and 2022) of the Kaikoura District Council.

The choice is between the First Past the Post (FPP) and the Single Transferable Vote (STV) electoral systems. 

Unless a poll determines otherwise, the FPP electoral system will continue to be used for the Kaikoura District Council.

 A valid demand for a poll must be:

  • Made in writing.
  • Signed by at least 5 percent of eligible electors of the Kaikoura District Council.  This will require a minimum of 132 elector signatures.
  • Delivered to the office of the Kaikoura District Council, 96 West End, Kaikoura by 4pm Wednesday, 28 February 2018.

Every elector who signs a demand must also set out in it his or her full name and the address for which he or she is qualified as an elector of the Kaikoura District  Council.

Dates at Kaikoura, this 6th day of September 2017.