This page outlines key information and dates for the October 2010 election.
Declaration of Election Results
View the results of the election from here http://www.electionz.com/elections/lgeresults/results.htm
Key dates for Election 2010
Official Declaration of Results
The official declaration of results was made on Thursday 14 October 2010.
Swearing in of New Council
The inaugural Council meeting, where the Mayor and Councillors made their official declaration and oath of office, was held on Tuesday 26 October 2010.
Return of Electoral Expenses and Donations Form
All candidates returned their Electoral Expenses and Donations Form. A copy of these can be viewed at the Porirua City Council offices, Cobham Court, Porirua.
A candidate for local authority elections must be:
- Enrolled on a parliamentary electoral roll anywhere in New Zealand; and
A New Zealand citizen (either by birth or naturalisation ceremony). [Section 25, Local Electoral Act 2001.]
Restrictions on Candidates for Local Authority Elections
- A candidate may seek nomination for Mayor and Council but may not also seek nomination for Regional Council, ie a candidate may stand for the City/District Council or the Regional Council, not both (Section 58 Local Electoral Act 2001).
- A candidate cannot be a person concerned or interested in contracts over $25,000 with the territorial local authority (Section 3(1) Local Authorities (Members’ Interests) Act 1968). This restriction is waived if prior approval from the Audit Office is obtained.
An employee of a local authority who is elected as Mayor or Councillor must resign from his/her position as an employee of the local authority before taking up his/her position. (section 41 (5) Local Government Act 2002)
- Candidates need not necessarily be a resident or ratepayer of the ward in which they are seeking election, or for that matter, Porirua City Council. However an individual cannot be a candidate for more than one ward of the Council.
- The ban on a bankrupt person standing for council was abolished more than ten years ago.
Evidence of NZ Citizenship may be requested at the time of candidate nomination. Acceptable evidence includes NZ Passport, NZ Birth Certificate, or NZ Citizenship documentation.