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As a result of recent resignations, two licensing trust by‐elections are now required to be held on

Tuesday 11 February 2014. By‐elections are required for:

  • Portage Licensing Trust No 1 (Auckland City) Ward ‐ one vacancy
  • Waitakere Licensing Trust Ward 2 (Lincoln) – one vacancy

The by‐elections will be conducted by postal vote under the provisions of the Local Electoral Act 2001
and the Sale of Liquor Act 1989 and will be undertaken by Independent Election Services Ltd, under

Click here for a list of key dates


Nominations are now closed.

Click here to see those nominated and next steps.


Those eligible to vote at the by‐elections are all resident in the respective ward/licensing trust area ‐
Portage Licensing Trust No 1 (Auckland City) Ward or Waitakere Licensing Trust Ward 2 (Lincoln) ‐
whose names appear on the respective electoral roll when it closes.
The preliminary electoral roll will be available for public inspection from Monday 18 November 2013
to Monday 16 December 2013 at the electoral office.


Should the number of candidates exceed the number of vacancies, voting documents will be posted
to all eligible electors from Monday 20 January 2014.

The three‐week voting period is Monday 20 January 2014 to noon Tuesday 11 February 2014.
Electors may post their completed voting documents back to the electoral officer using a pre‐paid
envelope sent with the voting documents. A polling place for the issuing of special voting documents
and for the receiving of completed voting documents will be available from Monday 20 January 2014
to noon Monday 11 February 2014 from the electoral office.

To be counted, all completed voting documents must be in the hands of the electoral officer or an
electoral official by noon Tuesday 11 February 2014.

Preliminary results will be known as soon as practicable after the close of voting, and will be
accessible on The Trusts website (

Dale Ofsoske, Electoral Officer of Independent Election Services Ltd for Portage Licensing Trust and Waitakere Licensing Trust
Telephone: (09) 973 5212 Fax: (09) 307 7443 Email: