Local body elections  |  13 Feb 2020

Voters in Mt Herbert need to drop off their voting papers by noon on Tuesday to have their say on who will represent them on the Banks Peninsula Community Board.

Voting opened last month in the by-election for the extraordinary Mt Herbert Subdivision vacancy, with two independent candidates – Dawn Sutton and Scott Winter – standing for election.

View the candidates here.

So far, 26 per cent of voters have cast their ballot.

“If you post your completed voting papers back to us, there's a chance they won't reach us in time, so the best way to ensure your vote is counted is to drop it to us in person," says Christchurch City Council Electoral Officer Jo Daly.

“There are ballot boxes at to the Diamond Harbour Library, Lyttelton Library and Customer Services Centre and the Council’s Civic Offices.

“If you haven’t received any voting papers, and you're 18 or older, you can still cast a vote – you'll just need to visit one of two Council facilities, email jo.daly@ccc.govt.nz or phone 03 941 8581 to have a special vote issued,’’ Ms Daly says.

Special voting facilities for people who are on the unpublished roll or have lost, or not received, their voting papers will be available, Monday to Friday, until noon on 18 February, from:

  • Lyttelton Library and Customer Services (Customer Services Desk), 18 Canterbury Street – 10am to 6pm.
  • The Council Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street – 9am to 5pm.

Progress election results should be available mid-afternoon on Tuesday 18 February. They will be posted on Newsline and on the Council’s website.