Last days to have a voice in run­ning of the com­mu­nity

Central Leader - - NEWS -

Those want­ing to run in the lo­cal body elec­tions have got un­til Fri­day to be nom­i­nated.

A postal vote will take place from Septem­ber 20 to Oc­to­ber 12 for the role of mayor, 20 gov­ern­ing body mem­bers, 149 lo­cal board seats, and po­si­tions on dis­trict health boards and li­cens­ing trusts.

Can­di­dates must be nom­i­nated by a res­i­dent or ratepayer of the area they are run­ning in.

Nom­i­na­tions close noon on Fri­day and Auck­land Coun­cil is en­cour­ag­ing can­di­dates to get their forms in ahead of time to avoid miss­ing out.

Can­di­dates should check their forms thor­oughly.

‘‘Any er­rors must be cor­rected be­fore the close of nom­i­na­tions, oth­er­wise we are un­able to ac­cept the ap­pli­ca­tion, some­thing which has hap­pened in pre­vi­ous elec­tions,’’ elec­toral of­fi­cer Bruce Thomas says.

Nom­i­na­tion forms are avail­able from the elec­toral of­fice, Level 10, 45 Queen St, or by phon­ing 973 5212 or 0800 922 822, or at voteauck­land.co.nz.

Com­pleted nom­i­na­tion pa­pers can be re­turned to the elec­toral of­fice or any of the coun­cil ser­vices cen­tres.

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