Voting papers start being sent out to all registered constituents for the local body elections from today (16 September).
Voting papers include those to elect seven people for the MidCentral District Health Board, along with district and regional councils.
When nominations closed on 12 August, 18 candidates had been nominated for the MDHB.
Voters can vote for as many or as few candidates as they like are to elect seven representatives ‘at large’ from throughout MDHB’s region, which includes Palmerston North City, Manawatu, Horowhenua and Tararua District Councils, and the Otaki ward of Kapiti District Council. Four other members of the board will be appointed by the Minister of Health.
Local authorities conduct the DHB elections on DHBs’ behalf, under the leadership of the DHB’s electoral officer, Dr John Annabell.
Elections for the DHBs are conducted using the Single Transferable Voting (STV) system.
MDHB has determined that candidate names will be listed in random order on the ballot (voting) paper.
Eligible voters will have up until noon on Saturday 8 October to cast their vote through postal voting.
Contact: Communications Unit (06) 350-8945