Public Notice of Right to Demand a Poll on the Electoral System
Notice is given under section 28(1) of the Local Electoral Act 2001 that electors of the Marlborough District Council have the right to demand a poll on the electoral system to be used at the next triennial general election (2025) of the Marlborough District Council.
The choice is between the Single Transferable Vote (STV) and the First Past the Post (FPP) electoral systems. Unless a poll determines otherwise, the STV electoral system will continue to be used for the election of the Marlborough District Council.
A valid demand for a poll must be:
- made in writing;
- signed by at least 5 percent of eligible electors of the Marlborough District Council. This will require a minimum of 1,773 elector signatures; and
- delivered to the Marlborough District Council, 15 Seymour Street, Blenheim no later than 5pm on Monday 11 December 2023 for the outcome of the poll to apply to the 2025 and 2028 triennial elections of Marlborough 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 Marlborough District Council.
If a valid demand for a poll is received by 5pm on 11 December 2023 a poll will be held no later than 14 March 2024, and the outcome will have effect for the 2025 and 2028 triennial elections. If a valid demand for a poll is received after 5pm on 11 December 2023, a poll will be held after 14 March 2024 with the outcome applicable for the 2028 and 2031 triennial elections.
For further information please contact Dean Heiford, Council’s Electoral Officer, phone 03 520 7400.