Triennial Election Information

Returning Officer Services

Available Nationwide!


Contact Wayne on 0800 205 267 or Email:


Maintain Normality and Avoid Pre-election Stress.

For election results to be valid, compliance with legislation is imperative. Moreover, tight time constraints can put unwelcome and undue stress on school staff.

Employing a CES independent Returning Officer will relieve this pressure, enabling normal workflows to be maintained.

Our Returning Officer will work closely with your designated staff on parent/student/staff elections. We will administer the election, gather and tabulate results and format the responses into easy-to-read reports ready for distribution.

A CES Returning Officer will:

  • Prepare a timeline for the election;
  • Call for nominations by distributing the notice and nomination forms;
  • Prepare newspaper advertisements and flyers for circulation
  • Prepare of rolls of parents/caregivers and staff;
  • Liaise with staff eligible to be on both staff and parent roles;
  • Receive and check nomination forms, and candidates statements where required;
  • Distribute voting papers and reply envelopes;
  • Oversee of the electoral process;
  • Declare and advertise the results, notify of the school and candidates;
  • Complete documentation for the Ministry of Education;
  • File results with the District Court.
Contact CES now to discuss the Returning Officer service personally.\

"Well done Wayne on a great job accomplished. I can say that as a first timer having anything to do with BOT elections the help I received to any questions I had were prompt and most helpful. Thanks for all your hard work. I appreciate it."

Debbie Eddington
HR & Personal Assistant to Principal
Linwood College


"As always, you guys did a marvellous job! What would we do without you? Its always highly organised, professional and quality help is ever only a call away. I really, really appreciate your help at Election time."

Thorrington School


"A big thank you Wayne to you and your team for making the elections a stress free time. We really appreciate all that you have done."
Cheryl Davies-Crook
Halsey Drive School


"I personally found the whole procedure painless and very straightforward and would like to thank you for the service you provide. NZ Post may be tragic but the parents always had the option of dropping their forms into the school office. I would certainly support an Internet voting system as that is definitely the way of the future, so it would be great if the “regulations” came into line with that."

Nicole Stevens
Office Manager
Rongomai School


"Thank you so much for the great service you have provided. I am really grateful for all the support and advice you have given me and yesterday was a great day for Wadestown School. We are thrilled with the way Canterbury Education Services run the Board Elections and we will certainly use you again, due in part to your accessibility and professionalism which is superb."

Sally Barrett
Wadestown School

1D Lady Ruby Drive
East Tamaki
Manukau 2013
64-9-265 0854
89 Nazareth Avenue
PO Box 414
64-3-338 4444
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