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Being a candidate in the Hamilton West by-election

Nov 2, 2022 | News

Nominations are now open for candidates wanting to stand in the Hamilton West by-election on 10 December 2022.

Candidates wanting to stand in the by-election should email their nomination to 

Nominations may also be lodged in person by appointment with the Returning Officer (Electorate Manager) for Hamilton West below:     

  • Phone: 027 3386658
  • Email: 

The deadline for nominations is noon Tuesday 8 November 2022. This deadline cannot be extended.  

Nomination Requirements  

To be a candidate for the by-election you must: 

  • be a New Zealand citizen 
  • be enrolled to vote 
  • be nominated by two electors who are enrolled in the Hamilton West electorate 
  • pay a deposit of $300.  

For further information on candidate nominations, including the candidate nomination form, go to or freephone 0800 36 76 56. 

Election Access Fund

Disabled people can apply to the Election Access Fund to pay for additional costs that they have as a result of their disability when campaigning in the by-election.    

More information is available on this website. You can also email, or phone 0800 36 76 56.

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