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By-election dates announced

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Nominations for the vacant councillor seat on the Hastings District Council open next month (January 16).

The Hastings-Havelock North ward seat become vacant when then-councillor Sandra Hazlehurst was elected as Hastings mayor in November.

Nominations close on February 13, with postal voting closing at noon on Wednesday, April 11. Preliminary results of the by-election are expected to be announced that afternoon with confirmed results scheduled to be available on Monday, April 16.

Hastings and Havelock North residents can prepare for the by-election from January 16 by checking that their details on the electoral roll are accurate. The roll closes on February 13.

Only those living and/or owning property in the Hastings-Havelock North Ward will receive voting papers.

Information on nominations and voting are available on the Hastings District Council website:

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