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Last modified: 29 Jul 2020 10:39am

A person puts an orange voting envelope into a post box

Watch out for voting papers in your mailbox later this week – with voting now open.

Voting papers for Selwyn’s local elections are being mailed to registered voters, with all papers expected to be delivered by Wednesday 25 September.

Voting is by postal voting, and papers must be received by the Council before midday on Election Day, Saturday 12 October. There will also be ballot boxes at the Council offices and at service centres in Darfield, Leeston and Lincoln.

As well as council elections, voting packs will include voting papers for the Regional Council and District Health Board elections. Voting papers will contain clear instructions on how to vote.

“People should read their papers carefully before casting their vote to ensure they are using the right voting method,” says deputy electoral officer Stephen Hill. “Although electoral rolls have now closed, people can still enrol to vote. However, they will need to request special voting papers.”

“I’d encourage anyone who hasn’t yet registered to do so and cast a special vote – this is everyone’s opportunity to have a say on how Selwyn is run over the next three years.”

Enrolment forms can be requested by emailing the electoral officer. Candidate profiles and other election information is available on our elections page.