Time is running out for local candidates
With just a handful of nominations received for the October local council elections, Tararua District Council’s Electoral Officer, Sandy Lowe, is reminding people they only have until midday on Friday 12 August to get their nominations in.
Miss Lowe says, “If you’re a New Zealand citizen, over 18 years of age and you’re on the electoral roll you can stand as a candidate.”
“All you need is the desire to represent your community and the drive to make a difference in the Tararua District.”
Anyone wishing to stand as an elected member must be nominated by two people enrolled in the district or ward you intend to stand, and pay a deposit of $200. Nominations close at noon on Friday 12 August.
Miss Lowe is urging potential candidates to get their nominations in early. “Early nominations give us time to ensure candidates have included everything on their application, as we aren’t able to provide an extension.”
View the nominations received to date...