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Local Body Nominations Close

Local Body Nominations Close

Dunedin (Friday, 16 August 2013) – Some local body candidates have been elected unopposed following the close of nominations.

Current Dunedin City Councillor Andrew Noone has been re-elected unopposed to represent the Waikouaiti Coast-Chalmers Ward. Three community boards – Mosgiel Taieri, Strath Taieri and Waikouaiti Coast – have also been elected. Current Otago Regional Councillor Doug Brown has been re-elected unopposed in the Moeraki Constituency.

Nine nominations have been received for Mayor of Dunedin, compared with seven in 2010.

Nominations for this year’s local authority elections closed at 12 noon today.

The Electoral Officer for the Dunedin City Council, the Otago Regional Council and the Southern District Health Board, Pam Jordan, says overall the numbers of nominations received are similar to those received in 2010.

The numbers of nominations received for the DCC, the ORC and the SDHB are:

Mayor
9
Central Ward
35 (11 vacancies)
Mosgiel Taieri Ward
3 (2 vacancies)
Waikouaiti Coast-Chalmers Ward
1 (1 vacancy)
Chalmers Community Board
12 (6 vacancies)
Mosgiel Taieri Community Board
6 (6 vacancies)
Otago Peninsula Community Board
7 (6 vacancies)
Saddle Hill Community Board
7 (6 vacancies)
Strath Taieri Community Board
6 (6 vacancies)
Waikouaiti Coast Community Board
6 (6 vacancies)
ORC Dunedin
10 (6 vacancies)
ORC Dunstan
7 (3 vacancies)
ORC Moeraki
1 (1 vacancy)
ORC Molyneux
3 (2 vacancies)
SDHB Otago
13 (4 vacancies)
SDHB Southland
8 (3 vacancies)

More information is available at www.dunedin.govt.nz/elections. Candidate profiles will be available on the website from Tuesday.

The elections are held by postal vote and voting papers will be sent out from 20 September to 25 September. These must be mailed back in time to be received by 12 noon on Election Day, Saturday 12 October.

If voting papers do not arrive during that September period, special voting papers can be posted out (phone 03 477 4000) and a Special Voting booth will be available in the Civic Centre.

This year, names on the voting papers will be in random order for the DCC, ORC and SDHB. Each voting paper will be unique.

ENDS

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