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Elections 2013: Nominations update

2 August 2013

Elections 2013: Nominations update

Electoral Officer Clare Sullivan has received 13 nominations for the Christchurch local body elections, as the nomination period reaches its half-way mark.

The nomination tally stands at:
• Three nominations for Mayor.
• Five nominations for Councillor.
• Five nominations for Community Board member.

A list of received nominations can be found at www.ccc.govt.nz/elections and is updated daily. There are 54 positions available – one Mayor, 13 Councillors and 40 Community Board members.

Ms Sullivan says that the more time she has to process the nominations, the better. “We’re now two weeks into the nomination period. There have been a lot of declared candidates, but we’ve only received 13 nominations, which means we’re probably going to get the expected flood at the last minute. The sooner we receive your nomination, the more time we have to confirm that they’ve been filled out correctly and are valid.”

The 2010 elections garnered 160 nominations.

Nominations close at noon on Friday 16 August. Anyone who is a New Zealand citizen, aged over 18 years and enrolled on the parliamentary electoral roll is eligible to stand as an electoral candidate. They must be nominated by two people, both of whom must be over 18 years old and enrolled to vote in the area in which their nominee wants to stand. They must also pay a $200 deposit, with internet payment available for 2013. Nomination forms are available online at www.ccc.govt.nz/elections, and from the Council’s Civic Offices and service centres. Completed forms must be handed into the Council’s Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street.

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