Nominations for the vacant councillor seat on the Hastings District Council open next month (January 16).
The Hastings-Havelock North ward seat become vacant when then-councillor Sandra Hazlehurst was elected as Hastings mayor in November.
Nominations close on February 13, with postal voting closing at noon on Wednesday, April 11. Preliminary results of the by-election are expected to be announced that afternoon with confirmed results scheduled to be available on Monday, April 16.
Hastings and Havelock North residents can prepare for the by-election from January 16 by checking that their details on the electoral roll are accurate. The roll closes on February 13.
Only those living and/or owning property in the Hastings-Havelock North Ward will receive voting papers.
Information on nominations and voting are available on the Hastings District Council website: www.hastingsdc.govt.nz/our-council/elections/election-faqs
19 December 2017
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