Election information for candidates
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.
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.
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