Public Notice of Right to Demand a Poll on the Electoral System

Public Notice of Right to Demand a Poll on the Electoral System.

Notice is given under section 28(1) of the Local Electoral Act 2001 that electors of the Christchurch City Council have the right to demand a poll on the electoral system to be used at the next triennial general election (2022) of the Christchurch City Council and its Community Boards.

The choice is between First Past the Post (FPP) and the Single Transferable Vote (STV) electoral systems. Unless a poll determines otherwise, the FPP electoral system will continue to be used for elections of the Christchurch City Council and its community boards.

A valid demand for a poll must be:

  • Made in writing

  • Signed by at least 5 percent of eligible electors of the Christchurch City Council. This will require a minimum of 12,429 elector signatures

  • Delivered to the Christchurch City Council, 53 Hereford Street, Christchurch no later than 5pm on Monday 22 February 2021 for the outcome of the poll to apply to the 2022 and 2025 triennial elections of Christchurch City 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 Christchurch City Council.

If a valid demand for a poll is received by 22 February 2021 a poll will be held no later than 21 May 2021, and the outcome will have effect for the 2022 and 2025 triennial elections. If a valid demand for a poll is received after 22 February 2021, a poll will be held after 21 May 2021 with the outcome applicable for the 2025 and 2028 triennial elections.

For further information please contact Jo Daly, Council Secretary, phone 03 941 8999.

Dated at Christchurch 12 September 2020.

 

Jo Daly

Council Secretary