Public Hearings FAQ

What is a public hearing?

A public hearing is your opportunity to speak to the commission and offer your opinion on the proposed electoral divisions and names.

What do I need to do to prepare for the public hearing?

  • Register for the location and date you wish to present.
  • If possible, provide a written copy of your presentation prior to the hearing. You can do this when you register.
  • Be prepared to answer questions for clarification from the members of the Boundaries Commission.

Is there a time limit for my presentation?

Yes. Each individual will be allowed 10 minutes to present.

What is the difference between a submission and a presentation?

A submission is a written statement sent to the commission. A presentation is an opportunity for individuals or groups to orally and in person present their views to the commissioners.

Can anyone, or any group, make a submission?

Yes.

Can anyone, or any group, make a presentation?

Yes.

Can I just bring a submission to a hearing?

Yes, although there may not be time to review your submission unless it was sent to the commission in advance. It is not necessary to attend a hearing to deliver a submission.

Do I have to register to speak at a hearing?

You are encouraged to register in advanceAdvance registration will ensure that you have a time scheduled to make your presentation.

Drop-in presenters are welcome, but cannot be guaranteed time to present.