Notice is given under Section 28(1) of the Local Electoral Act 2001 that electors of Grey District Council have the right to demand a poll on the electoral system to be used for elections of Grey District Council.
The choice is between the First Past the Post (FPP) and the Single Transferable Voting (STV) electoral systems. Unless a poll determines otherwise, the FPP electoral system will be used for the 2022 elections of Grey District Council.
A valid demand for a poll must specify the electoral system proposed to be used be for elections of Grey District Council and must be:
- made in writing
- signed by at least five per cent of eligible electors of Grey District Council. This will require a minimum of 482 elector signatures
- delivered to the office of Grey District Council, 105 Tainui Street, Greymouth no later than Monday 21 February 2021.
Every elector who signs a demand must also set out in it his or her full name and the address for which they are qualified as an elector of Grey District Council.
If a valid demand for a poll is received by 22 February 2021, the poll will be held not later than 21 May 2021, and will have effect for the 2022 and 2025 triennial general elections. If however a valid demand for a poll is received after 22 February 2021, then the poll will be held after 21 May 2021, and will have effect for the 2025 and 2028 elections.
For further information, please contact Kathryn Ruddle, Corporate Service Manager, Grey District Council, 03 769 8600.