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Candidates encouraged to get their nominations in

Candidates encouraged to get their nominations in for local body elections

Candidates looking to stand for Greater Wellington Regional Council are being reminded that nominations for this year’s local body elections close on 16 August.

Regional Council electoral officer Margaret Meek says it’s important that potential candidates complete a nomination form and return it to the council in order to be eligible to run in the 2013 elections.

“We have had a number of nominations come through, but there hasn’t been a large number of people putting their hands up yet. People generally leave it to the last possible moment to throw their hat in the ring and we are expecting that as the deadline gets closer, more people will start putting their names forward.”

Ms Meek encourages potential candidates to double check their paper work before lodging it with the council.

“It’s important that you fill out the form correctly and that all relevant sections are clearly answered. If you’re unsure about anything or require any further information, please contact the council and our officers will be only too happy to help you.”

Nomination forms and information packs can still be collected from, and returned to, the ground floor reception of the Greater Wellington Regional Council building at 142 Wakefield Street. Nominations close at 12noon on Friday 16 August


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