Notice of Palmerston North City Council 2022 elections

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On 13 July 2022, Palmerston North City Council gave public notice of the upcoming 2022 elections, nomination of candidates and closing date for nominations under sections 52 and 53 of the Local Electoral Act 2001.

On Saturday 8 October 2022 the following elections will be held by postal vote using the Single Transferable Voting electoral system:

  • Election of Mayor (elected ‘at large’)
  • Election of two councillors for Te Pūao Māori Ward
  • Election of thirteen councillors for Te Hirawanui General Ward

Candidate names will be listed in random order on the voting  documents.

Nominations of candidates

Each candidate must be nominated on the appropriate nomination paper made available from Friday 15 July 2022 at:

  • Customer Service Centre, Palmerston North City Council, Te Marae o Hine - 32 The Square, Palmerston North
  • By visiting pncc.govt.nz/elections
  • Phoning the electoral office on 0800 922 822

Nominations of candidates must be in the hands of the electoral officer or an electoral official no later than 12pm  on Friday 12 August 2022, and can be returned:

  • by email to nominations@electionservices.co.nz
  • by post to PO Box 5135, Victoria Street West, Auckland
  • by hand delivering to the Customer Service Centre at Palmerston North City Council,Te Marae o Hine - 32 The Square, Palmerston North

Each nomination must be accompanied by a deposit of $200, including GST (payable by bank transfer, eftpos or cash).

A candidate may submit a candidate profile statement with their nomination paper. The candidate profile statement will then be included with the voting documents and sent out to electors.

Rules and procedures around the candidate profile statements can be found in the accompanying nomination papers.

Electoral roll

The electoral roll to be used for this election closes on Friday 12 August 2022, and can be inspected during normal business hours from Friday 15 July 2022 at the following locations:

  • Customer Service Centre, Palmerston North City Council, Te Marae o Hine - 32 The Square, Palmerston North
  • Central Library, Te Marae o Hine - 4 The Square (in the New Zealand and Pacific Room)

Enrolment on the Residents Electoral Roll is made through the Electoral Commission.

Applications for enrolment should be made through:

  • vote.nz
  • Phoning 0800 36 76 56
  • Your local postal agency.

Enrolment on the Ratepayers Electoral Roll is made through the electoral office of Palmerston North City  Council.

Applications for enrolment should be made on the form available at the above addresses or by phoning 0800 922 822.

Once the roll has closed, the electoral officer may, on application of any person who is or claims to be entitled to be enrolled or any other person or otherwise, make any necessary corrections to the names, addresses, abbreviations, or marks appearing in the electoral roll.