Last Chance to Stand for Wellington

14 August 2013

Wellingtonians: if you want to use your voice in discussions about how your city is run, you’re running out of time to make a stand.

Prospective candidates in this year’s local elections have only a couple more days to lodge their nominations - nominations close at 12 noon this Friday 16 August.

Candidates are urged to lodge their nominations as early as possible as they won’t be able to fix any problems (such as providing missing information) if they bring in forms at the last minute. This could lead to their nomination not being accepted.

Nomination forms and Candidate Checklist

Nominations received so far are as follows.

Mayor:

  • John Morrison
  • Nicola Young

Councillor - Eastern Ward:

  • Ray Ahipene-Mercer
  • Sarah Free
  • Leonie Gill
  • Graham McCready

Councillor - Lambton Ward:

  • Mark Peck
  • Nicola Young

Councillor - Northern Ward:

  • Peter Gilberd
  • Justin Lester

Councillor - Onslow-Western Ward:

  • Sridhar Ekambaram
  • Gill Holmes
  • Hayley Robinson

Councillor - Southern Ward:

  • Don McDonald
  • Bryan Pepperell
  • Brent Pierson
  • Jacob Toner

Makara-Ohariu Community Board:

  • Christine Grace

Tawa Community Board:

  • Graeme Hansen
  • Margaret Lucas
  • Robert Tredger

Capital & Coast District Health Board:

  • Marianne Bishop
  • Camilia Chin
  • Russell Franklin
  • Keith Johnson
  • Sue Kedgley
  • Nick Leggett
  • Kiri Rikihana
  • Nigel Wilson.

At the equivalent point in 2010, 37 nominations had been received for the various Wellington City Council positions out of an eventual total of 65, and 10 nominations had been received for the Capital & Coast District Health Board out of an eventual total of 21.

The Wellington City Electoral Officer handles nominations for Mayor, City Councillor, Tawa Community Board, Makara-Ohariu Community Board and on an agency basis for Capital & Coast District Health Board.

This Friday is also the final day for people to enrol if they want to ensure they’ll receive their voting papers by post. If you’re not enrolled by 5pm that day, you’ll have to contact the Electoral Officer to obtain special voting papers when voting begins.

If you want to check you’re on the preliminary roll of electors, visit your local library or the Council offices on Wakefield Street before 5pm on Friday.