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A by-election for one seat in the Hamilton constituency is being held in 2017 to fill the vacancy created by the passing of Lois Livingston in November 2016.

Nominations closed at 12 noon on Monday 13 February 2017.

Voters on the general roll in Hamilton will receive their voting packs in the mail during March. If returning your vote via post, they will need to be lodged no later than 5 April 2017. Alternatively, voting papers can be delivered to the council's 401 Grey Street offices during weekday office hours until voting closes on election day.

 

By-election timetable

Monday 16 January 2017

Public notice of by-election

NOMINATIONS OPEN

PRELIMINARY ROLL OPEN FOR INSPECTION

12 noon, Monday 13 February 2017

NOMINATIONS CLOSE (12 NOON)

ASAP after Monday 13 February 2017

Public notice of day of by-election

IF ELECTION REQUIRED

Monday 20 March 2017

DELIVERY OF VOTING DOCUMENTS COMMENCES

Progressive roll scrutiny

Early processing period starts

Special voting period starts

12 noon, Monday 10 April 2017

Last day to appoint scrutineers

Tuesday 11 April 2017

ELECTION DAY

Voting closes at 12 noon – counting commences

Preliminary results available as soon as practicable

By Saturday 15 April 2017

Official declaration

By Friday 9 June 2017

Return of electoral expense forms

 

Legislation

The conduct of the local government by-election is regulated by legislation. The legislation covers all matters pertaining to the conduct of the election and should be referred to in the first instance.

  • Local Electoral Act 2001 (and its amendments)
  • Local Electoral Regulations 2001 (and its amendments)
  • Local Government Act 2002
  • Privacy Act 1993.

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