Share or print this leaflet to find out more about how to stand, where to get the voting roll, and your candidate statement.
Share or print this leaflet about whether you are eligible to stand on the parent roll (if you have a child at the school); where to get the voting roll; etc.
The nomination form is available in te reo Māori. Further information notices for staff and parents is also available in Māori.
Do you need our helpful Vocabulary List to upgrade your use of te reo for this election?
The Ministry will advise the common date for the upcoming mid-term elections 2023.
By-elections may be called from time to time to fill one or more casual vacancies.
The election timeline can be calculated from the calculator on the NZSTA website
Thanks to the Otara Citizens Advice Bureau for checking our online nomination form in Samoan and Tongan.
Unique dashboard for every school. Manage your parent staff, student election from one place.
Upload your electoral roll to your dashboard to automate communications, data management, monitoring, and results.
Communicate your Call for Nominations via email. Link directly to an approved nomination form. 24/7 access to candidates.
Give voters access to candidate statements and voting via an automated Code and Password generator.
Voters Log In. They will follow a simple three-step process: check the candidate statements, vote, confirm the vote. It's a secret ballot. Available in te reo maori and other languages.
Six templates. Call for nominations, contact authentication, reminder call, Call to vote (issue access), declaration of result. Amend as required.
Easy-to-publish candidate statements and voting papers the old-fashioned way, for those who choose the postal voting system.
Includes free seminar. The Returning Officer gets his/her usual fee.
License fee based on Electoral Roll.
Quotes and bookings available here.
We apply an electronic cross-checking system to authenticate contact details on the electoral roll.
This offers cost savings to you.
We keep you in the loop by providing the board chair and/or principal with regular updates on who has been nominated.
Candidates know their nomination has been received because we give them an immediate receipt.
We are awaiting accreditation for our three-step online voting platform (not available for mid-term elections 2023)
We tally and declare the result
We count your votes (including arranging the process if scrutineers are called for).
We Declare the Result with a pdf that can be published in your school newsletter or online, according to your wishes.
We submit the Ministry of Education return for you.
We also file papers with the District Court, as required by legislation.
Estimates are based on your electoral roll. Calculate your estimate at the bottom of this page.
SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS
We offer a cloud-based solution for school officials looking for a returning officer OR returning officers who want to manage their own election using online electronic tools.
NOTE: The Ministry of Education requires providers who offer online voting to be accredited. Accreditation was not available in 2023. We are waiting for the call for applications for 2024.
HOW TO STAND
Note: If you cannot nominate online, you may fill out a hard copy nomination form, available from the school office or email your returning officer.
The exact date for each school election is set by the school board. The midterm elections are scheduled to take place in November 2023.
More information about How to Stand is available here. (English and Māori versions)
RUN MY OWN ELECTION
Full Service Package
NOTE :Printing and Postage is extra, billed after your election (if your election goes to a ballot). Payment in advance. 35% discount applied to parent by-elections, included in calculation below.
Estimated Electoral roll
manage your own
35% discount for 2023/2024 by-elections applied.
Staff By-Elections: 2024 Standard Returning Officer fee for staff by-elections: $430 + GST, plus printing and courier costs, if any.
For Manage-Your-Own staff by-elections, email at office address below.
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