By-elections confirmed

Monday March 05, 2018 Written by Published in Politics

Island council by-elections for vacant seats in the district of Ngatiarua in Atiu and in Mauke will be held on April 3.


The member for Ngatiarua, Tura Koronui, passed away while the member for Mauke, Tena Enua, has resigned.

Nominations will close on March 16 and must be lodged with the chief executive officers on Atiu and Mauke.

“If we receive only one nomination then that candidate is deemed to have been duly elected to the office of councillor,” said chief electoral officer Taggy Tangimetua.

The main roll for this by-election will close on March 7 at 4pm. Objections to the main roll will close on March 14 at 4pm.

The supplementary roll will close on March 21 while objections will close on March 28 at 4pm. “Normally the number of voters for district elections like this one are quite low and we are expecting the same for these upcoming by-elections.”     

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