The Electoral Commission advises that the Governor-General, Lt Gen Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, has issued the writ giving the Electoral Commission the formal direction and authority to conduct a by-election in the Ikaroa-Rāwhiti electorate on Saturday 29 June, 2013.
The writ sets out the dates for nominations, election day and the return of the writ.
Nominations for candidates to contest the by-election will be called for by public notice tomorrow, Thursday 30 May 2013.
Nominations must be received no later than midday Wednesday 5 June 2013.
More information about standing as a candidate is available at www.elections.org.nz/ikaroa-rawhiti-candidate.
A full list of candidates for the Ikaroa-Rāwhiti by-election is expected to be available by 4.00pm on Wednesday 5 June 2013.