Elec­toral form blunder re­solved

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Vil­iami Tiseli will now stand as an in­de­pen­dent can­di­date for the Maun­gakiekie-Ta­maki Ward fol­low­ing a regis­tra­tion blunder.

Tiseli had in­tended on run­ning as an Auck­land Fu­ture can­di­date in the lo­cal body elec­tions, stand­ing for the Maun­gakiekie-Ta­maki Lo­cal Board.

But he had filled out the wrong form on Au­gust 11, ac­ci­den­tally pit­ting him­self against party nom­i­nee Denise Krum for coun­cil.

Auck­land Fu­ture cam­paign man­ager Hamish Price says Tiseli had been au­tho­rised to stand for the group’s Ta­maki bid for the lo­cal board be­fore the mis­take was picked up.

‘‘Vil­iami does not wish stand as a can­di­date for the Maun­gakiekie-Ta­maki Ward,’’ Price says.

‘‘The elec­toral of­fi­cer does not have the power to re­move his nom­i­na­tion once it has been sub­mit­ted.

‘‘Vil­iami then re­quested that the elec­toral of­fi­cer in the least re­move from the bal­lot pa­per his af­fil­i­a­tion as an Auck­land Fu­ture can­di­date for the Maun­gakiekieTa­maki Ward, which he does have the dis­cre­tion to do.’’

Elec­toral Of­fi­cer Dale Of­soske used his dis­cre­tion un­der sec­tion 57 of the Elec­toral Act to re­move the Auck­land Fu­ture af­fil­i­a­tion as in­structed by the can­di­date.

No af­fil­i­a­tion will now be shown along­side his name.

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Elec­toral of­fi­cer Dale Of­soske.

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