Local Elections

Nominations for candidates wishing to stand for election to either the City Council or Regional Council remain open until noon on Friday 16 August.
If people want to check the preliminary electoral roll of electors, it is available for inspection
on the ground floor of the Council offices at 101 Wakefield Street – ask at the main reception desk – and is also available at all city libraries. The roll will remain open until 5pm, Friday 16 August.
If you’re not enrolled, you have to do so by 5pm on 16 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 by post between 20 September and 12 October.
Newtown Residents’ Association is planning to hold a local meeting of candidates for the Council elections on Wednesday 4 September in St Anne’s Parish Hall, at the end of Emmett St.   St Anne’s Parish will be putting on supper at the end of the meeting. In addition don’t forget that the NRA is planning to ask all the local candidates to answer a questionnaire for us and to pre circulate their answers.  So we want you to tell us what issues you want to hear about.  Drop us a line to newtownwellington@gmail.com with ELECTION QUESTIONS in the title line and we will start building up the collection