The Electoral Officer, Juanita Savage declares the result of the Māhanga Water Supply Closure Referendum taken on Friday, 19 February 2021 for the Wairoa District Council to be as follows:
FOR the closure of the Māhanga Water Supply
21 votes received (40.38%)
|AGAINST the closure of the Māhanga Water Supply||31 votes received (59.61)%|
Zero informal votes and zero blank votes.
Under the Local Government Act 2002, where a water service is to be closed, a binding referendum must be held with electors in the water supply area. A threshold of 75% of votes cast is required for the water service to close. This threshold was NOT achieved as only 40.38% of the votes cast favoured the closure.
If you have any questions, please contact the Electoral Officer, Juanita Savage on +64 27 614 8777 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
22 February 2021
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