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Last chance to make an objection to the proposed electorate boundaries

Dec 18, 2013 | Media release

Time is running out to make an objection to the proposed electorate names and boundaries.

“This is your last chance to make an objection to the proposed electorate names and boundaries,” says Bernard Kendall, Chair of the Representation Commission.  “You need to get your comments in by 10am Monday 23 December if you want to have your say.”

The Representation Commission released proposed changes to 43 electorates and details of one additional electorate in Auckland for public comment on 21 November.

“People can make objections and the Commission will take these into account when deciding the final boundaries.  It’s easy to make an objection.  You can make an objection online at www.elections.org.nz, or send your objection in by post, email or fax.”

The Commission will summarise the objections and make them publicly available on Tuesday 14 January.  The public can then make counter-objections to any objection received until Wednesday 29 January following which the Commission will conduct public hearings in February. 

Final boundaries will be announced by Easter 2014.

The proposed boundaries can be viewed online at www.elections.org.nz or printed copies can be viewed at libraries, Registrar of Electors’ offices, Council offices or Council service centres, Te Puni Kōkiri regional offices, Māori Land Court offices and Rūnanga offices.

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