Right to demand a Poll on Electoral System

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Notice is given under section 28(1) of the Local Electoral Act 2001 that electors of the Horowhenua Council have the right to demand a poll on the electoral system to be used at the next two triennial general elections (2025 and 2028) of the Horowhenua 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 Horowhenua District Council.

A valid demand for a poll must be in accordance with sections 29 and 30 of the Local Electoral Act 2001, being:

  • Made in writing.
  • Signed by at least 5 percent of electors enrolled as eligible to vote at the previous triennial election of the Horowhenua District Council. This will require a minimum of 1,280 signatures.
  • Delivered to the office of the Horowhenua District Council, 126 Oxford Street, Levin by 5pm Monday, 11 December 2023 (poll to be held by 12 March 2024).
  • If a valid demand for a poll is received/resolution to hold a poll is passed after 11 December 2023, a poll may still take place after 14 March 2024 but the results of the poll will take effect for the 2028 and 2031 local elections.

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 Horowhenua District Council.

For further information, please contact Ashley Huria, phone 06 366 0999 or email at ashleych@horowhenua.govt.nz.

Dated at Levin, this 6th day of September 2023.

Monique Davidson
Chief Executive
Horowhenua District Council