Cook Islands Elections

Cook Islands Elections

Avatiu-Ruatonga By-Election 2017 Calendar

   Avatiu By Election Calendar 2017


Avatiu-Ruatonga By-Election2017

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The public is hereby advised that a vacancy has occurred in the Avatiu-Ruatonga Constituency. This constituency comprises the Tapere of Avatiu, Ruatonga and Atupa together with the island of Palmerston. A By Election is now called to elect a Member of Parliament to fill the vacancy.

PURSUANT to Sections 105(2), 30(2), 31(1) and 111(b) of the Electoral Act 2004 (the Act), I, TAGGY TANGIMETUA, Chief Electoral Officer, HEREBY APPOINT the following dates and times for the Avatiu-Ruatonga By-election:

1.The date appointed for the election is 17 May 2017.

2.Nominations of candidates shall close on 28 April 2017 at 12 noon and each and every such nomination together with the sum of Five hundred dollars ($500.00) shall be lodged with the Chief Electoral Officer on Rarotonga.

3.The Main Roll shall close on 18 April 2017 at 4.00pm.

4.Objections to names on the Main Roll shall close on 25 April 2017 at 4.00pm.

5.The Supplementary Roll shall close on 2 May 2017 at 4.00pm.

6.Objections to names on the Supplementary Roll shall close on 10 May 2017 at 4.00pm.

7.Electors are reminded to check with the Electoral Office to update their elector details.


DATED at Rarotonga this 12th day of April 2017.


Taggy Tangimetua



Cook Islands Elections Update


Please update your elector details

The following electoral rolls are published pursuant to Sec 15(3) of the Electoral Act 2004 (the Act). The Act stipulates that the Chief Registrar of Electors shall cause to be printed a copy of the main roll for each constituency at least once in each year.

  • It is important to make sure that you are enrolled and that your details are kept up to date.
  • For people who are not enrolled, enrol now by downloading and completing the enrolment form and return to the Electoral office
  • For those on the roll that you think should not have their names on your constituencies roll or on any roll, please inform us.
  • If you are not sure whether you are eligible or questions about qualification or disqualification, call 29511 or 29410 and ask to speak to a electoral officer else,

 View the legislation covering eligibility to enrol


Registration Form                

Change of details Form

Nomination Form



  As at 30 March 2017    
Tupapa Maraerenga  Main Roll  
Takuvaine Main Roll    
Avatiu-Ruatonga-Palmerston   Main Roll    
Nikao-Panama Main Roll    
Ruaau Main Roll    
Akaoa Main Roll    
Murienua Main Roll     
Titikaveka Main Roll    
Ngatangiia Main Roll    
Matavera Main Roll    

 Southern Group

  As at 30 March 2017    
Amuri-Ureia Main Roll    
Arutanga-Reureu-Nikaupara Main Roll    
Vaipae-Tautu Main Roll    
Oneroa Main Roll    
Ivirua Main Roll    
Tamarua Main Roll    
Teenui-Mapumai Main Roll  
Tengatangi-Areora-Ngatiarua Main Roll    
Mauke Main Roll    
Mitiaro Main Roll    

Northern Group

  As at 30 March 2017    
Rakahanga                                 Main Roll    
Manihiki Main Roll    
Pukapuka-Nassau Main Roll    
Penrhyn Main Roll