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
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?
Can anyone, or any group, make a presentation?
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
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