The Elections Reference Group (ERG) provides advice on local body electoral matters to councils and electoral officers.
ERG meetings have representatives from the Ministry of Health, Department of Internal Affairs, Local Government New Zealand, the Electoral Commission, Local Government Commission, and New Zealand Post attending on a regular basis.
The Elections Reference Group (ERG) plays an important role in providing guidance and codes to be used by Electoral Officers.
Elections Reference Group
Dean Heiford, Manager Economic, Community & Support Services - Marlborough District Council
Mali Ahipene, Manager Democracy Services - Waikato Regional Council
Rick Dunn, Governance Lead - Rotorua Lakes District Council
Warwick Lampp, Business Development Manager - Electionz.com
Mark Low, Corporate Planning Manager - Timaru District Council
Sarah Nichols, Governance Manager and Deputy Electoral Officer - Waimakariri District Council
Robyn Garret, Deputy Electoral Officer, Team Leader, Committee Support, Democracy Services - Tauranga City Council
Dale Ofsoske, Managing Director - Election Services Ltd.
Clare Sullivan, Governance and Democracy Manager - Dunedin City Council
Jennifer Parker, Member Deputy Electoral Officer, Democracy Services Manager - Wellington City Council
Devorah Nicuarta-Smith, Member Deputy Electoral Officer, Manager Governance and Support Services - Nelson City Council
Jane Robertson Member, Electoral Officer, Senior Governance Advisor - Queenstown Lakes District Council
Michael Morris, Member Deputy Electoral Officer, Legal Counsel - Invercargill City Council