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Notice of decision to establish one or more Maori wards and the right to demand a poll

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Notice of decision to establish one or more Maori wards and the right to demand a poll

Notice is given under section 19ZA of the Local Electoral Act 2001

Public Notice
Description: Resolution was made at a Council Monday 23 November 2020
Closing Date: 21 February 2021 at 5:00pm

Notice is given under section 19ZA of the Local Electoral Act 2001, that the Gisborne District Council has resolved to establish one or more Māori wards for the 2022 and 2025 triennial elections.

The resolution was made at a Council meeting held on Monday 23 November 2020.

Electors of the Gisborne District Council have a right to demand a poll at any time to countermand this resolution and to hold a poll on the question whether Council should be divided into one or more Māori wards.

Should a valid demand for a poll be received by 21 February 2021 (effective 22 February 2021), a poll will be held by 21 May 2021 with the outcome applicable for the 2022 and 2025 triennial elections.

Should a valid demand for a poll be received after 21 February 2021 (effective 22 February 2021), a poll will be held after 21 May 2021, with the outcome applicable for the 2025 and 2028 triennial elections.

A valid demand must be:
• made in writing (hard copy);
• signed by at least 5 percent of eligible electors of the Gisborne District Council. This equates to 1,625 elector signatures;
• delivered to Gisborne District Council, 15 Fitzherbert Street, Gisborne by 5pm, Monday 22 February 2021 (for the outcome of the poll to apply to the 2022 and 2025 triennial elections of the Gisborne District 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 Gisborne District Council.

Dated at Gisborne 23 November 2020

Nedine Thatcher Swann
Chief Executive, Gisborne District Council