East Ward by-election postal vote in New Year


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17 October 2017


Hamilton City Council will hold a by-election in February 2018 for the East Ward seat left vacant by the passing of Councillor Philip Yeung.

Electoral law specifies that if a council vacancy is notified between late September and late November the resulting by-election is not to happen before mid-February, due to Christmas-New Year break and summer holidays.

Key dates for the East Ward by-election are:

  • Candidate nominations open – 9am, Friday 24 November 2017
  • Candidate nominations close – noon, Friday 22 December 2017
  • Postal voting period opens – 9am, Friday 26 January 2018
  • Election Day, close of voting – noon, Saturday 17 February 2018.

Further information will be available on the Hamilton City Council website in the next few days.

Potential candidates can direct their inquiries to elections@hcc.govt.nz


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