Notice of By-election, Nomination of Candidates and Enrolment Arrangements

Notice is given that on Friday 3 November a by-election will be held to fill an extraordinary vacancy for the position of Member of the Wanaka Community Board. The vacancy has arisen from the recent election of Quentin Smith as Wanaka Ward Councillor.


Nominations for the above position open on Thursday 10 August 2017 and must be made on the nomination form available from the Queenstown Lakes District Council office, 10 Gorge Road, Queenstown or online at www.qldc.govt.nz. Completed nomination documents must be received by the Electoral Officer no later than 12 noon on Thursday 7 September 2017. Each nomination must be accompanied by a deposit of $200 incl GST, payable by internet payment, eftpos, cash or cheque.

Candidates are encouraged to submit a candidate profile statement and recent photograph for sending out to electors with voting documents if an election is required. The requirements for profile statements and photos are set out in a candidate information sheet which is available with the nomination form.

Nominations received

The following nominations have been received:

Nominee First nominator                  Second nominator
Judith Audrey Battson Sarah Julie Scott

Timothy Lawrence Davis


Nomination Form - Wanaka Community Board 2017 (88 KB)

Electoral Roll

Preliminary electoral rolls for the by-election can be inspected during normal operating hours at:

Queenstown Lakes District Council office, 10 Gorge Road, Queenstown;

Wanaka Service Centre, 47 Ardmore Street, Wanaka; and

Wanaka Library, 2 Bullock Creek Lane, Wanaka

from Thursday 10 August to Thursday 7 September 2017.  Electors may enrol or amend their enrolment details on the residential electoral roll by:

  • Calling 0800 ENROL NOW (0800 36 76 56)
  • Visiting the Elections website (www.elections.org.nz)
  • Completing an enrolment form available at any NZ Post outlet

Updates to the preliminary electoral roll close at 4pm on Thursday 7 September 2017.

Applications for registration as a ratepayer elector are to be made on the non-resident ratepayer elector enrolment form available wherever copies of the electoral roll are displayed or online at www.qldc.govt.nz and must be returned to the Electoral Officer before 4pm on Thursday 7 September 2017.  Click here for the form (249 KB)

Election Details

If an election is required to fill this vacancy, the election will be conducted by postal voting under the First past the Post electoral system.

Queenstown Lakes District Council: Wanaka Ward By-Election

The final result of the Wanaka Ward by-election can be accessed by clicking here

Local body elections

The 2016 Local Body Election has been completed and the final results are available below.

Information about the rate at which votes were return is available below.

Candidates are required to provide a return of their electoral donations and expenses.

Pre-election Report

View the latest Pre-election report here

Contact the Electoral Officer

Any questions about elections can be directed to Jane Robertson, Electoral Officer, telephone (03) 441 0499 or email jane.robertson@qldc.govt.nz