Council Resolution on Electoral System and Right to Demand a Poll
Notice is given under section 28 of the Local Electoral Act 2001, that the South Taranaki District Council has resolved to retain the First Past the Post electoral system for its 2025 triennial general election.
Electors of the South Taranaki District Council have a right to demand a poll at any time to countermand the resolution to use the First Past the Post electoral system.
Should a valid demand for a poll be received by 11 December 2023, a poll will be held by 14 March 2024 on whether the First Past the Post or the Single Transferable Voting electoral system will be used for the next two triennial elections (2025 and 2028) of the South Taranaki District Council.
If a valid demand for a poll is received after 11 December 2023, a poll will be held after 14 March 2024 with the outcome applicable for the 2028 and 2031 triennial elections.
A valid demand must be
- made in writing;
- signed by at least 5 percent of eligible electors of the South Taranaki District Council. This equates to 946 elector signatures;
- delivered to the South Taranaki District Council, 105-111 Albion St, Hāwera;
- by 5pm, Monday 11 December 2023 (for the outcome of the poll to apply for the 2025 and 2028 triennial elections of the South Taranaki District Council).
Every elector who signs a demand must also set out in it their full name and the address for which they are qualified as an elector of the South Taranaki District Council.
Dated at Hāwera 8 September 2023
Fiona Aitken, Chief Executive
South Taranaki District Council