Notice is given that on Tuesday 12 May 2020 a by-election will be held to fill one extraordinary vacancy for the position of Member of the Motueka Ward. The extraordinary vacancy has arisen from the recent resignation of Cr Claire Hutt.


Nominations for the above position open on Monday 17 February 2020 and must be made on the appropriate nomination form available from the Tasman District Council’s Richmond office, 189 Queen Street, Richmond; TDC Motueka office, 7 Hickmott Place, Motueka; or Motueka Library, 12 Pah Street, Motueka, or online.

Completed nomination documents must be received by the Electoral Officer no later than 12 noon on Monday 16 March 2020. Each nomination must be accompanied by a deposit of $200 incl GST, payable by eftpos, cash or cheque.

Candidates are encouraged to submit a candidate profile statement and recent photograph for sending out with voting documents to electors if an election is required. The requirements for profile statements and photos are set out in the Candidate Information leaflet which is available with the nomination form, or online.

Electoral Rolls

Preliminary electoral rolls for the by-election can be inspected at the sites listed above where nomination forms are available during normal office hours from Monday 17 February until Monday 16 March 2020.

Electors may enrol or amend their enrolment details on the residential electoral roll by:

• Calling 0800 ENROL NOW (0800 36 76 56)
• Visiting the Elections website(external link)
• Completing an enrolment form available at NZ Postshops

Updates to the preliminary electoral roll close at 4pm on Monday 16 March 2020.

Applications for registration as a ratepayer elector are to be made on the non-resident ratepayer elector enrolment form available from the Tasman District Council office, 189 Queen Street, Richmond; TDC Motueka office, 7 Hickmott Place, Motueka; or from and must be returned to the Electoral Officer before 4pm Monday 16 March 2020.

Election Details

If an election is required to fill this vacancy, the election will be conducted by postal voting under the First Past the Post (FPP) electoral system. Candidate names will be listed in alphabetical order on the voting papers.

Sandra Hartley
Electoral Officer – Tasman District Council
Private Bag 4, Richmond 7050 • 03 543 8554