By-election candidates and voting places announced

Media releases 2018 Northcote by-election

The Electoral Commission has released the names of the candidates standing in the Northcote by-election, along with a list of voting places for when voting starts.

Eight candidates are seeking election as the Northcote Member of Parliament. Eight advance voting places will be available, including for the first time at The Warehouse store in Birkenhead, and 16 voting places will be open on election day on Saturday 9 June.

Nominations for the by-election have closed and the following candidates have been confirmed.

Candidate Name

Party

BERRY, Stephen

ACT New Zealand

BIDOIS, Dan

National Party

CHEEL, Tricia

Democrats for Social Credit

HALBERT, Shanan

Labour Party

JAUNG, Rebekah

Green Party

KOLONI, Kym

Independent

LYE, Jeff

Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party

WALSH, Liam

NAP

“Now that nominations have closed, we can start to print and distribute ballot papers before voting begins,” says Anita Balakrishnan, National Manager of Voting Services for the Electoral Commission.

Overseas voting starts on Wednesday 23 May and advance voting in the Northcote electorate will start on Monday 28 May.

“There will be eight advance voting places in locations that are easy to access, where people will be able to enrol and vote,” says Ms Balakrishnan. 

“We are especially pleased to be working with The Warehouse Limited to provide advance voting at their Birkenhead store on Mokoia Road.”

The Warehouse has hosted enrolment teams at its stores before general elections for many years, but this will be the first time one of its stores has hosted a voting place.  Ms Balakrishnan says it’s a logical next step and will provide a convenient voting location to Northcote residents, especially over Queen’s Birthday weekend.

“We had advance voting places in shopping centres and supermarkets during the 2017 General Election and they were very successful.  We’re keen to expand our relationships with retail businesses and pilot voting services with The Warehouse at this by-election,” says Ms Balakrishnan.

Enrolment and voting services will be available at the following advance voting places.

Northcote by-election advance voting places

Suburb

Address

Dates and hours open

Beach Haven

Maria Assumpta Parish Hall, 198 Beach Haven Road

Tue 5 Jun - Thu 7 Jun 9am - 7pm

Fri 8 Jun 9am - 4pm

Birkenhead

Bert Sutcliffe Retirement Village, 2

Rangatira Road

Wed 6 Jun - Fri 8 Jun 9:30am - 4pm

Birkenhead

Electorate Headquarters, 84 Mokoia Road

Mon 28 May - Sat 2 Jun 9am - 5pm

Sun 3 Jun 10am - 4pm

Mon 4 Jun 9am - 5pm

Tue 5 Jun - Thu 7 Jun 9am - 7pm

Fri 8 Jun 9am - 4pm

Birkenhead

The Warehouse Birkenhead, Highbury Centre, 37 Mokoia Road

Mon 28 May - Fri 1 Jun 10am - 5pm

Sat 2 Jun 10am - 4pm

Sun 3 Jun 10am - 4pm

Mon 4 Jun - Thu 7 Jun 10am - 5pm

Fri 8 Jun 10am - 4pm

Glenfield

Glenfield Mall Shop #334 Level 3, close to Farmers, Corner Glenfield Road & Downing Street

Mon 28 May - Wed 30 May 9am - 6pm

Thu 31 May - Fri 1 Jun 9am - 7pm

Sat 2 Jun 9am - 6pm

Sun 3 Jun 10am - 5pm

Mon 4 Jun - Wed 6 Jun 9am - 6pm

Thu 7 Jun 9am - 7pm

Fri 8 Jun 9am - 4pm

Glenfield

The Salvation Army Hall, Corner Glenfield & Kaipatiki Roads

Mon 28 May - Wed 30 May 9am - 6pm

Thu 31 May - Fri 1 Jun 9am - 7pm

Sat 2 Jun 9am - 6pm

Sun 3 Jun 10am - 5pm

Mon 4 Jun - Wed 6 Jun 9am - 6pm

Thu 7 Jun 9am - 7pm

Fri 8 Jun 9am - 4pm

Northcote

AUT North Campus, Ground Floor AS Building, 90 Akoranga Drive

Tue 5 Jun - Fri 8 Jun 9am - 4pm

Northcote

Northcote Central Shop, Unit 3, close to Labtests, 16-18 College Road

Mon 28 May - Wed 30 May 9am - 5pm

Thu 31 May - Fri 1 Jun 9am - 7pm

Sat 2 Jun 9am - 5pm

Sun 3 Jun - Mon 4 Jun 9am - 5pm

Tue 5 Jun - Thu 7 Jun 9am - 7pm

Fri 8 Jun 9am - 4pm

On election day, Saturday 9 June, the following voting places will be open from 9am – 7pm.

Northcote by-election voting places for election day Saturday 9 June

Suburb

Address

Beach Haven

Maria Assumpta Parish Hall, 198 Beach Haven Road

 

The Beach Haven Hall, 336 Rangatira Road

Birkdale

Birkdale Intermediate School, 200 Birkdale Road

Birkenhead

Birkenhead Primary School, 77 Mokoia Road

 

Chelsea Primary School, 2 Onetaunga Road

 

Zion Hill Methodist Church Hall, Corner Onewa Road & Birkenhead Avenue

Glenfield

Glenfield Mall Shop #334 Level 3, close to Farmers, Corner Glenfield Road & Downing Street

 

Marlborough Primary School, 4 Wykeham Place

 

The Salvation Army Hall, Corner Glenfield & Kaipatiki Roads

 

Windy Ridge School, 54 Seaview Road

Little Shoal Bay

Northcote Bowling Club, 9 Council Terrace

Northcote

Northcote Central Shop, Unit 3, close to Labtests, 16-18 College Road

 

Northcote Intermediate, 145 Lake Road

 

Northcote Primary School, Corner Lake & Onewa Roads

 

Sunnybrae Normal School, 36 Sunnybrae Road

 

Willow Park School, 13 Compton Street

Voters enrolled in the Northcote electorate who are currently overseas, or who will be overseas on election day, can also vote. 

From 23 May, voters who are overseas will be able to download voting papers from www.elections.org.nz and upload, fax or post them back.  They will also be able to vote in person at overseas voting places in London, Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, or apply to have voting papers posted to them.

More information on overseas voting can be found on the website here