14 January 2014
Objections to proposed electoral boundary changes open for further comment
The Representation Commission did not receive any objections to the Clutha-Southland electorate, as proposed in its review of electoral boundaries last year.
The Commission received 409 objections on the proposed electorate boundaries, with over 1,700 people contributing through individual and form submissions and petitions. The objections mainly focus on the inclusion of a particular community or geographic location in an electorate and electorate names.
There was one objection to the Invercargill electorate and no objections to the Clutha-Southland electorate, which encompasses the Gore District.
As part of its consultation process, the Commission is giving people the opportunity to make counter-objections to those received. These can be made online at www.elections.org.nz or by using a counter-objection form. The form and a summary of the objections is available at the Council’s Civic Administration Building.
Counter-objections are open until Wednesday 29 January 2014.