2016 Triennial Election

Triennial elections for elected members of most local authorities throughout New Zealand were conducted, by postal vote, on Saturday 8 October 2016.

The elections were conducted under the provisions of the Local Electoral Act 2001 and the Local Electoral Regulations 2001 and were administered under contract by Election Services for the Thames-Coromandel District Council.

2016 Triennial Election Timetable

 Saturday 8 October 2016

Wednesday 2 March -
Saturday 30 April 2016
Ratepayer roll enrolment confirmation forms sent [Reg 16, LER]
Wednesday 2 March -
Wednesday 6 July 2016
Preparation of ratepayer roll [Reg 10, LER]
May 2016 National ratepayer roll qualifications and procedures campaign  [Sec 39, LEA]
Monday 27 June 2016 ES enrolment update campaign commences
Wednesday 13 July 2016 Public notice of election, calling for nominations,rolls open for inspection [Sec 42, 52, 53, LEA]
Friday 15 July 2016 Nominations open / rolls open for inspection [Sec 42, LEA]
Friday 12 August 2016 Nominations close (12 noon) / rolls close [Sec 5, 55, LEA, Reg 21, LER]
Wednesday 17 August - Wednesday 24 August 2016 Public notice of candidate names [Sec 65, LEA]
By Monday 12 September 2016 Electoral officer certifies final electoral roll[Sec 51, LEA, Reg 23, LER]
Friday 16 September 2016 ES letter sent to unpublished roll electors
Friday 16 September –Wednesday 21 September 2016 Delivery of voting documents [Sec 5, LEA, Reg 51, LER]
Friday 16 September –Saturday 8 October 2016 Progressive roll scrutiny [Sec 83, LEA]Special voting periodEarly processing
By 12 noon, Friday 7 October 2016 Appointment of scrutineers (noon) [Sec 68, LEA]
Saturday 8 October 2016  Election day [Sec 10, LEA]
Voting closes 12 noon – counting commences [Sec 84, LEA]
Preliminary results (FPP) available as soon as practicable after close of voting [Sec 85, LEA]
Saturday 8 October after 12noon -Thursday 13 October 2016 Official count [Sec 84, LEA]
Saturday 15 October - Wednesday 19 October 2016 Declaration/public notice of results [Sec 86, LEA]
Mid-December 2016 Return of election expenses & donations form [Sec 112A, LEA]