Notice of Referendum - Māhanga Water Supply Closure Referendum
Under sections 52 and 54 of the Local Electoral Act 2001, I give notice that on Friday, 29 September 2017, the Māhanga Water Supply Closure Referendum will be held under the First Past the Post electoral system by postal vote.
The referendum, required under section 131 of the Local Government Act 2002, is being held to determine whether or not the Māhanga water supply is to be closed. The referendum is binding and if 75% or more of the votes cast are in favour of the closure, the Māhanga water supply will close. If more than 25% of the votes cast are against the closure, the Māhanga water supply will remain open.
The Electoral Roll to be used for the referendum closes at 4pm on Thursday, 3 August 2017 and can be inspected during normal business hours from Thursday, 6 July 2017 at the Wairoa District Council Offices, 97-103 Queen Street, Wairoa.
Enrolment for inclusion on the Residential Roll is conducted through Enrolment Services (Electoral Commission). Applications for enrolment can be made through your local Post Shop.
Enrolment for inclusion on the Ratepayers Electoral Roll is conducted through the Electoral Office of the Wairoa District Council. Applications for enrolment should be made on the prescribed form available at the Council Offices.
Following closure of the roll, the Electoral Officer may, on application of any person who is or claims to be entitled to be enrolled or any other person or otherwise, make any necessary corrections to the names, addresses, abbreviations, or marks appearing in the electoral roll.
Dated at Wairoa, 6 July 2017
James Baty, Electoral Officer
Wairoa District Council
12 July 2017