Nominations open for Cromwell Community Board By-election
Nominations open today, Thursday 29 April, for the Cromwell Community Board by-election.
Due to the recent resignation of Robin Dicey a by-election is required to elect one member to the Cromwell Community Board.
The Cromwell Community Board has seven members, four elected from the ward and three appointed from Council. With the next local body election to be held in October 2022 the new Board member will be committing to just over a year in the role.
“It is a great opportunity to ‘try before you buy’,” said Central Otago District Council Chief Executive Sanchia Jacobs.
“If you’ve always wondered what it might be like to represent your community at this level, then this opportunity will give you a chance to see what it is really like before the next election. We hope to attract a range of candidates that give voters in the Cromwell ward a high quality pool of applicants to choose from – that way they get the best outcome for the $26,000 cost of the by-election. Community Board members work incredibly hard across a broad range of issues on behalf of their communities. Any interested candidates are welcome to get in touch if they would like to have a confidential chat about the role.”
Nominations close at noon on Thursday 27 May.
The election will be conducted by postal voting under the First Past the Post electoral system. The voting papers will be mailed out to electors on Thursday 1 July and voting will close at midday on Friday 23 July 2021.
The estimated external cost for the by-election is $25,745 (+GST).
More information about the by-election, including nomination forms and candidate information is available at www.codc.govt.nz/your-council/elections.