Election information for candidates
Am I eligible to stand for Council?
Nominations for all Council positions will open on Friday 19 July, 2019 and close at midday on Friday 16 August, 2019.
Nomination papers will be available during this period from:
- Council’s Main Office, Barkes Corner, 1484 Cameron Road, Greerton, Tauranga;
- Katikati Library & Service Centre, The Centre – Pātuki Manawa, 21 Main Road, Katikati;
- Omokoroa Library & Service Centre, McDonnell Street, Omokoroa;
- Te Puke Library & Information Service Centre, 130 Jellicoe Street, Te Puke;
- Waihi Beach Library & Service Centre, Waihi Beach Road, Waihi Beach;
- by telephoning the electoral office on 0800 922 822.
To be eligible to stand for election, a candidate must be:
- a New Zealand citizen (by birth or citizenship ceremony); and
- enrolled as a Parliamentary elector (anywhere in New Zealand); and
- nominated by two electors whose names appear on the electoral roll within the respective area that a candidate is standing for.
As a part of the nomination process, you can write a candidate profile statement to tell people about yourself.
The candidate profile should say:
- who you are and your background
- the skills and capabilities you would bring to the role
- what you would do if you were elected to office.
Your candidate profile can be written in any language, with a maximum of 150 words. Your candidate profile can also include a recent passport-size colour photo.
Why should I become a candidate?
Local Body Elections are a one-in-three-year opportunity to make a difference in your community.
Our elected members make decisions that affect the day-to-day lives of all Western Bay residents, including; the rates you pay and the services and assets they pay for; what cultural and sporting events are taking place near you; rubbish and recycling; and rules around where you can walk your dog.
To help you decide whether you wish to stand, Council is hosting a Candidate Information Briefing Evening on July 22.
Information covered will include, where you can install campaign signs, donation limits, key election information including eligibility, nominations and remuneration, and your role and responsibilities if elected.
*Registration to attend is not required.
Campaigning in the 2019 Local Body Elections
Campaigning can begin anytime and may continue up to and including Election Day.
However there are certain constraints candidates need to be aware of. Election signs are permitted on private property, provided landowner permission is given. Election signs are not permitted on council roads or state highways (or the road and highway reserves). All signs must be removed by midnight 11 October 2019.
Candidates are not permitted to use council resources for campaigning purposes. Council resources include, but are not limited to, the council’s logo, crest or branding, website, Facebook page, Twitter account, any other forms of social media, tablets, computers, iPad, email, mobile phones, faxes, stationery, photocopiers, printers, stamps, cars, meeting rooms and venues (except those available for public hire)
Further information can be found in the 2019 Information Booklet for Candidates.
2019 Local Body Elections Nomination Papers
Nominations for all Council and Community Board positions open Friday 19 July 2019 and close at 12.00pm on Friday 16 August 2019.
Mayor - Nomination Paper
Community Board Members
Maketu Community Board – Nomination Paper
Te Puke Community Board – Nomination Paper
Omokoroa Community Board – Nomination Paper
Katikati Community Board – Nomination Paper
Waihi Beach Community Board – Nomination Paper
Nomination papers can be completed electronically (online), printed and signed. Alternatively, they can be downloaded, completed and signed.
Nomination papers must be signed by the prospective candidate (nominee) and two nominators.
Completed nomination papers can be lodged in person at:
Council’s Main Office, Barkes Corner
1484 Cameron Road, Greerton, Tauranga
Katikati Library & Service Centre
The Centre – Pātuki Manawa,
21 Main Road, Katikati
Omokoroa Library & Service Centre
McDonnell Street, Omokoroa
Te Puke Library & Service Centre
130 Jellicoe Street, Te Puke
Waihi Beach Library & Service Centre
Waihi Beach Road, Waihi Beach
Or posted to:
The Electoral Officer
Western Bay of Plenty District Council
C/- Independent Election Services Ltd
PO Box 5135
*Nominations must be received no later than 12.00pm Friday 16 August 2019
For further information regarding this election, please contact the electoral office:
Dale Ofsoske, Electoral Officer
Western Bay of Plenty District Council
C/o PO Box 5135, Wellesley Street, Auckland 1141
Phone: 0800 922 822