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Election for the 2018-2019 NZBA Bar Council

The nominations for Council for the 2018-2019 term, which commences on 1 October 2018, have been received. The NZBA encourages all full members who are eligible to vote to do so.  You should have received an email from Election Buddy entitled Vote now: New Zealand Bar Association - 2018 Bar Council Election - test 2.  Please follow the link in that email to cast your vote.

As we have received the same number of nominations as there are available places for the Waikato/Bay of Plenty and Otago/Southland regions and for the Associate Member representative, an election is not required for those places.

There are FIFTEEN (15) candidates standing in the Auckland, Wellington and Canterbury regions for NINE (9) places. An election is required in respect of the candidates who are standing in these regions.

Please also note that while this election is being held to elect members in the Auckland, Wellington and Canterbury regions, full members for the Waikato/Bay of Plenty and Otago/Southland regions are also entitled to vote for these candidates.

As permitted by the NZBA Rules (as amended in 2016), the Association is once again holding an electronic online election for all those members who have supplied an email address. Any member who has opted out of electronic communication will receive voting papers by post.

Closing date
The ballot closes at 4.00pm on Thursday 6 September 2018. All votes (including hardcopy votes) must have been received by this time.

Eligibility to vote

Please note that to be entitled to vote you must:

  1. be a full member; and
  2. have paid the current year's membership levy.

The membership levy payment must be received by 4.00pm on Wednesday 29 August 2018 to be eligible to vote. If we receive your payment before this deadline, you will be sent an electronic voting email or hard copy voting papers if you have opted out of receiving NZBA electronic communications.

If you have not paid your membership levy and need a copy of your invoice please click here to contact the NZBA Administrator. 

How to Vote

Members who are eligible to vote using electronic voting will receive an email from the New Zealand Bar Association via, containing candidate information and instructions on how to vote. Please accept mail from this address:

If you do not receive that email, please click here to contact NZBA.

Please note the following:

  • The ElectionBuddy email is personal to you. Do not forward it to anyone else. 
  • Profiles of the candidates have been loaded onto the election profile or can be downloaded from the link below on this page.
  • You may only cast one ballot.
  • Please select up to 9 of 15 candidates.
  • You may vote for less than 9 candidates if you wish.  
  • You may abstain if you do not want to vote for any of the candidates. 
  • After you have voted, you will receive confirmation of receipt of your vote.


The successful candidates will be declared elected at the Annual General Meeting to be held at 5.00 pm on 21 September 2018 at the Novotel Lakeside, Lake end, Tutanekai Street, Rotorua, New Zealand.

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