Nominations are Open

Nominations are open for the election of five parent representatives to the school board.

You can use the following forms to nominate yourself or someone else in your community. Nominations forms are also available in Te Reo Māori and some other languages. Please contact the returning officer if these are required.  

If you would like paper copies of the nomination form please contact the returning officer (details below at the bottom of this page).

Links below with more information about becoming a school board member and Election Nomination Form Links in both English and Te Reo Maori.

Nominating Yourself or Someone Else

If you are on the voting roll and eligible to vote, you can nominate yourself. Please remember to sign both parts of the form. If you are nominating someone else, complete the nomination form and make sure it includes all the required contact details and signatures. You can post, hand deliver or email your nomination form to the returning officer (see details below). Nominations close at noon on 3 August 2022.

Candidate Statement

If you are a candidate, you are invited to submit an optional statement (up to 400 words) and photo. Make sure your statement is received by noon on 3 August 2022 so that it can be sent to voters with the voting papers. The returning officer may remove or edit any part of the candidate's statement if it exceeds 400 words or is offensive or defamatory.

Electoral Roll

The electoral roll is held at the school office and can be viewed during normal school hours. 


Anyone can stand for election for the board, except for some exclusions. Please check information on who is not eligible.  If you are non on the voting roll, you must be nominated by a person who is.​​​​​​​


A candidate may nominate a person to sit with the returning officer during the vote count to make sure it is done correctly. Scrutineers are also required for electronic elections if a recount is needed. Please advise the returning officer in writing of your scrutineer's name and contact details before election day. Candidates cannot be scrutineers.​​​​​​​

Voting and Results

Electronic voting will not be an option for this election.

If there are more nominations than vacancies for parent representatives, a voting election will be held. Eligible voters will be issued voting papers and candidate statements on or before 10 August 2022.

The poll closes at 4 pm on 7 September 2022. The highest polling candidates will be elected to the board, and results will be notified to the school community and other affected parties. 

Post, hand deliver or email completed nomination form(s), to Jennie Arnold, Returning Officer [email protected]

Taradale High School, PO Box 7109, Taradale 4141.