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Waitomo District Council - Local elections candidate workshops

7 Jul 2016, 9:58 AM

If you have thought about local politics and having a say in the future of your district then find out more about standing as a candidate to become a councillor or even a mayor.

Waitomo District Council will be holding a workshop for prospective candidates in this year’s local government elections on 14 July 2016 at 5.15pm at Council’s Offices on Queen Street, Te Kuiti. 

“This is an opportunity for people interested in standing in the 2016 elections to learn more about the nomination and election processes and the roles of council and elected members.  It is a chance to have any questions answered” says Jo Gread, Council’s Deputy Electoral Officer.

“We are encouraging anyone who wants to make a difference in the local community to stand.  After all, local government and local democracy are fundamental to our community and provide the opportunity for everyone’s voice to be heard.  The mayor and councillors are elected to be community leaders and to represent the views and interests of all our residents”.

Anyone over the age of 18 can stand for election as long as they are a New Zealand citizen and enrolled on the parliamentary roll. 

Nominations for candidates for the position of mayor and councillors at Waitomo District Council open on 15 July 2016 and close at noon on 12 August 2016. 

If you are thinking of standing and want to find out more, please join us on the 14 July 2016 at 5.15pm at Council’s Offices on Queen Street, Te Kuiti.

Information on standing for Council will also be available on our website.