Candidates urged to complete nominations

Published on 14 August 2019

Potential candidates in October’s local body elections are being urged to complete their nominations ahead of Friday’s midday deadline.

Darrell Sargent, Acting CEO of Far North District Council, says there may be a surge in nominations as the deadline approaches. He is asking potential candidates to lodge nomination forms as soon as possible and not to leave it to the last minute.

“Each nomination form must be completed in full. To avoid disappointment, I urge all candidates to allow time in case we require extra information to complete the process.”

As of Tuesday 13 August, Far North District Council had received 30 nominations for 29 elected positions. Six are for candidates contesting the mayoralty. They are: 

  • John Edward Bassett
  • John Carter
  • Peter Gill
  • Jay Hepi
  • John Levers
  • Tania McInnes

A further 13 nominations are from those seeking election to nine elected positions on the Council. The remaining 11 nominations are for 19 positions on the district’s three Community Boards.

Any candidate standing for local body elections must be a New Zealand citizen and be on the Parliamentary Electoral Roll. They must also be nominated by two people who are enrolled on the Parliamentary Electoral Roll in the area the candidate is standing in.