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2016 District Health Board Elections 


In 2016, voting takes place to elect members to 19 of the 20 District Health Boards (DHBs), the governing bodies responsible for overseeing the delivery of health and disability services in their districts.

Triennial elections for elected members of all local authorities throughout New Zealand, including district health boards, are to be conducted on Saturday 8 October 2016. 

The electi
ons are conducted under the provisions of the Local Electoral Act 2001, the Local Electoral Regulations 2001, the New Zealand Public Health & Disability Act, 2000.

Key dates

15 July 2016 Nominations open
12 August 2016 Nominations close (12 noon)
16-21 September 2016 Voting documents are issued
8 October 2016 Election day - the end of the voting period
5 December 2016 Newly elected board members take office


For more information about local elections visit the DHB Elections page on the Ministry of Health website


*NEW* FINAL RESULTS Northland District Health Board Election 2016

Final STV Report (pdf)


Who's Standing in the 2016 Election? Candidate Statements;

Notice of Election


Voting System


The DHB election uses the Single Transferable Voting (STV) system where voters rank their preferred candidates in order of preference – ie, 1 for the candidate they most prefer, 2 for their next preferred candidate and so on. They can rank as many or as few of the candidates on the voting paper as they wish. For your vote to count, there should be one candidate, and one only, with the figure 1 beside their name.

Up to four other members may be appointed by the Minister of Health to fill any gaps in the expertise needed for the DHB to best achieve its functions and objectives.


For further information regarding this election, please contact the electoral office:

Northland District Health Board c/- Election Services, PO Box 5135, Wellesley Street, Auckland 1141
Email: info@electionservices.co.nz
Phone:
0800 922 822

 




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