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Being a candidate in the Tauranga by-election

Apr 28, 2022 | News

Nominations are now open for candidates wanting to stand in the Tauranga by-election.

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 Tauranga electorate, and
  • pay a deposit of $300.

Candidates and nominators are encouraged to ensure that all nomination requirements are completed as soon as possible as the deadline for submitting nominations cannot be extended. 

Submitting a nomination

Candidates can email their nominations to Please note nominations will not be formally accepted until Wednesday 11 May 2022 when the writ for the by-election is issued. 

Nominations can also be lodged in person by appointment from 11 May with the Returning Officer (Electorate Manager) for Tauranga:

John Ellis
Phone: 07 572 0197

The deadline for nominations is noon Tuesday 17 May 2022.

Candidate Briefing

The Returning Officer (Electorate Manager) will hold a candidate briefing for prospective candidates at 6pm Monday 9 May 2022.   

The briefing will cover the key dates for the by-election, voting place locations, enrolment, the nominations process, and the campaign rules. All prospective candidates are encouraged to contact the Returning Officer to confirm their attendance.

More information on candidate nominations, including the candidate nomination form, can be found at

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