2022 RNZFB Board Elections

To all RNZFB Voting Members

Under the Constitution of the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind (RNZFB), you have the right to nominate and elect people to the General seats of the Board of Directors.

This year, three vacancies exist on the Board, each having a term of three years.  The directors whose three-year terms are expiring this year are Judy Small, Clive Lansink and John Billings.

Making a nomination

Directors must be nominated and seconded by Governing Members who are entitled to vote in the election for that seat. Anyone may be nominated (blind, deafblind, with low vision or sighted), as long as they consent and are not disqualified from doing so, as outlined in section 7.2 of the Constitution.

  •  You can be nominated for a seat, but you are only entitled to propose others (you cannot nominate yourself).
  •  You can make one or more nominations for Directors.

Further information about the role of the RNZFB Board of Directors, required capabilities of Board Directors and requirements for Board membership follows.

Click here for information for nominator and nominees.

Nomination forms

Only nominations on the prescribed form are valid. To receive a nomination form, please phone the Contact Centre on 0800 24 33 33.

All nominations must be received at Blind Low Vision NZ by 4:00pm on Friday 16 September 2022.

Board elections and voting

Voting papers will be sent to all members, in their preferred format, in the first week of October 2022.

Blind Low Vision NZ offers election information in a range of formats including braille, large print, email, online and the Telephone Information Service (TIS).

RNZFB members are able to cast their vote in the election via print, braille card, Telephone Dictation Voting, the Telephone Information Service (TIS) and online voting.

Changes to preferred formats

Blind Low Vision NZ holds information about members’ preferred formats for information and for voting. Members wishing to change their preferred format for election information or voting can either phone the Contact Centre on 0800 24 33 33 or alternatively, please complete the update preferred format details form at rnzfbelections.org.nz.

If you do not have any changes to your preferred format, no further action is required.

The closing date for changes to preferred voting formats is Friday 16 September 2022.

Yours sincerely

Returning Officer

Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind