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Local body election details announced
June 24th, 2010
The next local government and district health board elections will be held on Saturday 9th October, just over three months off now. Elections for all local body authorities throughout New Zealand are held every three years and are conducted by postal vote.
Tasman District Council Election
For the 2010 elections Tasman District Council will be divided into five wards, and require the following positions:
Golden Bay Ward - two councillors
Lakes/Murchison Ward – one councillor
Moutere/Waimea Ward - three councillors
Motueka Ward - three councillors
Richmond Ward - four councillors
• Community Boards
Motueka Community Board – four members
Golden Bay Community Board – four members
Nelson/Marlborough District Health Board Elections 2010
Seven members will be elected at large for the Nelson/Marlborough District Health Board during the 2010 election. This Board covers the Marlborough District, Nelson City and Tasman District Councils.
The First Past the Post (FPP) electoral system will be used for Tasman District Council elections, and the single Transferable Voting (STV) electoral system will be used for the Nelson/Marlborough District Health Board elections.
To vote in a local body election, you need to be enrolled on either the residential or ratepayer roll. You are eligible to enrol on the residential roll if you:
• are 18 years of age or older, and
• are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, and
• have lived in New Zealand continuously, at any time, for one year or more, and
• have lived at your current address for more than one month.
For more information on how to enrol and how to stand for a position, read the full details from TDC's website here »
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