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Timaru Ward By-election 2017

Progress Result

The progress result for the Timaru Ward By-election 2017 held on Tuesday 5 September is as follows.

Timaru Ward Councillor

(1 elected)

CandidateAffiliationVotes Received
BOWEN, Nigel 5,119
ROGERS, Mark 1,760
BRIEN, Anthony 1,313
JACKSON, Owen (OJ)Independent1,239
CLEVERLEY, Murray 815

The voter return is currently 44.39%, being 10,276 votes, excluding votes in transit to the processing centre and special votes.

Mark Low
Electoral Officer
Timaru District Council

5 September 2017

A by-election is required to fill an extraordinary vacancy for the Timaru Ward of the Timaru District Council. The vacancy has arisen from the resignation of Mrs Tracy Tierney.

Nominations have closed for the Timaru Ward by-election.  As the number of nominations received exceeds the number of vacancies, an election will be held under the First Past the Post electoral system by postal vote on Tuesday 5 September 2017.

The following persons have been nominated as candidates (Click surname for Candidate Profile for each candidate):

Member for the Timaru Ward (1 required)

BOWEN, Nigel 
BRIEN, Anthony 
JACKSON, Owen (OJ)Independent

Click on the Candidate Name above to link to individual Candidate Profile Statements or the document below:

Candidate names will be listed in random order in the voting documents.


Voting documents will be sent to all qualified electors between Monday 14 August 2017 and Saturday 19 August 2017.  Voting will open at 9.00am on Monday 14 August 2017 and will close at 12noon on Tuesday 5 September 2017.

The current voting return can be viewed here.

Enrolling to Vote

Residents and ratepayers within the area who are not listed on the final electoral roll for this election can enrol at Post Shops, by visiting the Elections website ( or by calling 0800 ENROL NOW (0800 36 76 56) up to and including Monday 4 September 2017, the day before the close of voting.

Special Voting

Special voting facilities will be available as shown below during normal office hours. Special votes may be claimed by electors:

  • whose name does not appear on the roll or has been wrongly deleted
  • whose name is not entered on the roll in respect of a particular ward, community or constituency
  • who spoil, lose or do not receive their ordinary voting documents
  • who can satisfy the electoral officer that it will not be possible or practicable for the elector to cast an ordinary vote without incurring hardship or undue inconvenience

Special voting facilities will be available at the following locations during normal office hours from Monday 14 August 2017 until 12 noon on Tuesday 5 September 2017:

  • Timaru District Council main office, 2 King George Place, Timaru

Please contact the Electoral Officer, Mark Low or Deputy Electoral Officer, Phillipa Tsukigawa if you have any queries about this election at or (03) 687 7200.


Nominations have CLOSED. See the final candidate list below:

NameNominator (1)Nominator (2)
Mark RogersJohn CannellPeter Burt
Nigel BowenEmmett MittenHayden Dawson
Anthony BrienSidney McAuleyGeorge Rhodes
Owen (OJ) JacksonWynne RaymondLeola-Maree Smith
Murray CleverleyJane AnnearFelicity Bruce

Candidate Information

Publish Date: 05 Sep 2017