Notice of Right to Demand a Poll on Electoral System

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Notice of Right to Demand a Poll on Electoral System

Marlborough District Council electors have the right to demand a poll on the electoral system to be used at the next two triennial general elections (2022 and 2025) for Marlborough District Council.

The choice is between the First Past the Post (FPP) and the Single Transferable Vote (STV) electoral systems. Unless a poll determines otherwise, Marlborough District Council will continue to use the STV electoral system.

A valid demand for a poll must be:

  • Made in writing.
  • Signed by at least 5 percent of eligible electors of Marlborough District Council. This will require a minimum of 1,702 elector signatures.
  • Delivered to the Marlborough District Council office, 15 Seymour St (Seymour Square), Blenheim by 5.00 pm Monday, 22 February 2021.

If a valid demand for a poll is received after 22 February 2021 a poll will be held after 21 May 2021 with the outcome applicable to the 2025 and 2028 triennial elections.

Every elector who signs a demand must also set out in it his or her full name and the address for which he or she is qualified as an elector of Marlborough District Council.

Mark Wheeler
Chief Executive