Notice of By-election for the Coastal Ward

A by-election is required to fill an extraordinary vacancy for the Coastal Ward of the Christchurch City Council. The vacancy has arisen from the recent resignation of Councillor James Daniels.


Nominations for the above position open on Thursday 15 July 2021 and must be made on the official nomination form. Copies of the nomination form and a candidate information booklet can be requested from the Christchurch City Council Civic Offices, downloaded from, or from the electoral officer (see contact details below).

Completed nomination documents must be received by the electoral officer no later than midday on Thursday 12 August 2021. Each nomination must be accompanied by a deposit of $200 incl GST, payable by EFTPOS, cash or online banking (see nomination form for requirements).

Candidates are encouraged to also submit a candidate profile statement and recent colour photograph. The requirements for the profile statement and photo are set out in the candidate information booklet. All nomination documents must be lodged together. Candidates should refer to the candidate information booklet for further details.

Electoral rolls

A preliminary electoral roll for the by-election can be inspected during normal office hours at the Christchurch City Council Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street, Christchurch, the Parklands Library, 46 Queenspark Drive, Parklands, or the New Brighton Library, 213 Marine Parade, New Brighton from Thursday 15 July to Thursday 12 August 2021.

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

  • Visiting the Electoral Commission website
  • Calling 0800 36 76 56 (0800 ENROL NOW)
  • Freetext 3676

Updates to the preliminary electoral roll close at 4pm on Thursday 12 August 2021.

Applications for registration as a ratepayer elector are to be made on the non-resident ratepayer elector enrolment form available from the Christchurch City Council Civic Offices or from the Council’s website and must be returned to the electoral officer before 4pm on Thursday 12 August 2021.

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 random order on the voting papers. The voting papers will be mailed out to electors on Thursday 16 September and voting will close at midday on Friday 8 October 2021.

Jo Daly
Electoral Officer
PO Box 73016, Christchurch 8154
03 941 8581