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Māori ward poll closes this week

Tuesday May 15 2018

Postal voting papers for Palmerston North City Council’s Māori ward poll must be posted no later than Wednesday 16 May to ensure they are received before the poll’s closing date of noon Saturday 19 May.

Photo shows illustration designed to promote Council's Māori ward poll.

Those wanting to vote after 16 May should deliver their voting papers to Council’s Customer Service Centre, 32 The Square which is open each weekday till 5pm and 12pm on the closing date.

The voting paper gives electors the option of voting for or against the establishment of a Māori ward or wards for Council's 2019 and 2022 elections.

Voting papers were posted to the address listed on the current parliamentary electoral roll. Ratepayers who own or have an interest in property within the city, but live outside the city can vote providing they are enrolled as a ratepayer elector with the Palmerston North City Council.

“If anyone has not received a voter pack we ask they call into the Council’s Customer Service Centre and apply for a special vote in person,” says Electoral Officer, John Annabell. “We are also happy to answer any other questions relating to voting and enrolment.”

The number of voting papers returned is updated daily at

A preliminary result will be released to media and be available on Council’s website around 7.30pm on Saturday 19 May.

The final poll result will be released as soon as all special votes are received and verified.