One Week Left for Local Body Election Nominations
There’s only one week left to get your nomination in if you want to stand as a candidate for the upcoming local body elections says South Taranaki electoral officer Becky Wolland.
Nominations for candidates for the South Taranaki District mayor, councillors, community boards and the Taranaki Regional Council close at 12 noon on Friday 12 August.
“If you are passionate about our community then now’s your chance to make your mark and give local politics a go. Standing for your local council, community boards and regional council is a great way to have real influence over the issues affecting our communities, but please don’t leave getting your application in till the last minute,” says Becky.
“The rules around nominations are very clear and there is no room for discretion. If candidates don’t have all the required documentation in hard copy, handed to an electoral officer by the deadline, they won’t be accepted. So, to make sure you don’t miss out, it’s best to get your nomination in early in case more information is required,” she says.
If you are interested in finding out more about standing as a local body candidate you can visit www.southtaranaki.com/vote2022 or contact the Electoral Officer, Dale Ofsoske, on 0800 922 822, email firstname.lastname@example.org orBecky Wolland, at the South Taranaki District Council on 0800 111 323, email email@example.com .
Nomination forms are available at www.southtaranaki.com/vote2022 . You can also come into the Council’s Administration Building, Albion Street, Hāwera and pick up a Nomination Pack.
Election key dates:
- Nominations open - Friday 15 July
- Nominations close – 12noon, Friday 12 August
- Voting packs delivered - from Friday 16 September
- Voting closes – 12noon, Saturday 8 October