Postal voting packs on the way

16 Sep 2016, 1:37 PM

Tens of thousands of voting packs for this year’s Northland local body elections will begin turning up in mailboxes around the region from today.

Regional council Electoral Officer Dale Ofsoske says more than 100,000 postal voting packs for the Saturday 08 October elections are due to be distributed to registered electors between Friday 16 and Wednesday 21 September.

These must be returned in the freepost envelope provided so Mr Ofsoske receives them by noon on election day.

With that in mind, he says anyone who has not received their packs by Wednesday 21 September’s mail should contact their local district council office and request a special vote or call Election Services direct on 0800 922 822.

He says 19 people have been nominated to contest the nine seats available on the Northland Regional Council at this year’s local body elections.

Information about the elections generally is available from the council’s website via