Hamilton West by-election candidates and voting places
The Electoral Commission has released the names of the candidates standing in the Hamilton West by-election, along with a list of voting places for when voting starts.
12 candidates are seeking election as the Hamilton West member of Parliament. Nominations for the by-election have closed and the following candidates have been confirmed.
|DANSEY, Georgie||Labour Party|
|DICKSON, Gordon John||Independent|
|DU PLOOY, Rudi||New Conservative + One Party|
|McDOWALL, James||ACT New Zealand|
|OSMASTON, Richard||Money Free Party|
|POCOCK, Naomi||The Opportunities Party (TOP)|
|POKERE-PHILLIPS, Donna||NZ Outdoors & Freedom Party|
|POTAKA, Tama||National Party|
|SHARMA, Gaurav||New Zealand Momentum Party|
|TAIT, Jade||Vision New Zealand|
|WAKEMAN, Peter||Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party|
‘Now that nominations have closed, we can start to print voting papers for the by-election,’ says Karl Le Quesne, Chief Electoral Officer.
Voting in the Hamilton West electorate starts on Monday 28 November and ends at 7pm on election day, Saturday 10 December.
‘There will be 12 advance voting places open before election day in locations that are easy to access, where people will be able to enrol and vote,’ says Karl Le Quesne. ‘The days and hours that advance voting places are open vary, so please check before you go to vote.’
On election day, Saturday 10 December, 20 voting places will be open from 9am to 7pm.
Advance and election day voting place locations and opening hours are listed at vote.nz.
Voters enrolled in the Hamilton West electorate who are currently overseas, or who will be overseas on election day, can also vote. From Wednesday 23 November, voters who are overseas will be able to download voting papers from vote.nz and return them by upload to the website.
More information on overseas voting can be found at vote.nz.