Auckland, October 14, 2021
Voting papers for the Entrust triennial Election, the largest energy trust Election in New Zealand, are being posted out from today (Thursday, October 14, 2021).
Returning Officer Warwick Lampp from Electionz.com Limited said that just over 308,000 voter packs have been posted to consumers within the Entrust District (Auckland, Manukau, Northern Papakura and Eastern Franklin) and will be delivered in the next few days.
“There are fourteen candidates standing for the five Trustee positions this year and consumers will have until 5 pm on Friday, October 29, 2021 to return their completed voting documents to the Returning Officer to vote as to who will represent Entrust for the next three years,” he said.
Postal Ballot only
Voting is being conducted by postal vote with one voting document being issued to each consumer regardless of how many connection points or properties a consumer has.
For joint consumers where the power account is in more than one name, only one voting document will be issued.
Due to current Covid-19 Alert Level restrictions, the Auckland office of Electionz.com in East Tamaki is closed and voting papers can no longer be hand-delivered to that location.
All voting papers must therefore be posted to the Returning Officer.
Voters are encouraged to post their voting papers no later than Wednesday, October 27, 2021 to ensure that they reach Electionz.com Ltd by 5 pm on Friday, October 29, 2021.
Mr Lampp encourages anyone with enquiries relating to the Election to call the Election Helpline on 0800-666030 or email iro@Electionz.com.
The Election result is expected to be released by 6 pm Friday, October 29, 2021 and will be available on the Electionz.com and Entrust websites.