Election nominations closing this week
Council and community board nominations for the 2016 local body elections close this week.
Nominations for the Council must be in the hands of Electoral Officer, Jude Wadsworth, by 12 midday on Friday 12 August at the Civic Building, 175 Rimu Road, Paraparaumu.
Ms Wadsworth says 29 nominations have been lodged to date [9 August, 2016 at 3.20pm], but there may still be some way to go with the total number of candidates at the close of nominations in 2013 reaching nearly 60.
“There are still some positions where it would be great to get a few more nominations lodged, like for Community Boards,” Ms Wadsworth says.
“We’re encouraging prospective candidates not to leave it until the last minute. Local body elections are the perfect opportunity for people to put up their hand and get involved in developing the thriving, diverse and vibrant district we have in Kāpiti.”
Nominations are open for the positions of Mayor, Districtwide Councillor, Ōtaki Community Board, Ōtaki Ward, Paekākāriki Community Board, Paekākāriki-Raumati Ward, Paraparaumu-Raumati Community Board, Paraparaumu Ward, Waikanae Community Board and Waikanae Ward.
A list of candidates who have been nominated is updated daily after 4pm on the Council’s website at www.kapiticoast.govt.nz/elections
Kāpiti residents are also being reminded that they must be enrolled to vote in the elections. Enrolment and updating details is easy and can be done online at www.elections.org.nz
If you’re not enrolled, you have until 5pm on Friday 12 August to receive a postal vote. If you enrol after this date you will have to contact the Electoral Officer to obtain a special vote.
Voting will take place between 16 September and 8 October.
More information about the candidates, enrolling and voting is also available on the website.