Wānaka Sun       

Nominee update on local elections

Posted at 6:00am Thursday 01 Aug, 2019 | By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Several nominees have formally announced their candidacy in this October's local government elections; however, only a handful of names have been officially lodged with Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) thus far.

To date, QLDC has received one nominee for the four available seats on the Wanaka Community Board: Ed Taylor (nominated by Robert Duncan and Richard Henshall). No nominees had been lodged for the three seats available on the Wanaka Ward by the time this article went to print.

Leigh Overton (nominated by Aiden Craig and Jane Nimmo) is a nominee for the one seat available on Central Otago Health Inc.

Heath Copland (nominated by Michael Pannett and Michael Walker) is a nominee for the one seat on Arrowtown Ward.

Nominations opened for all candidates on July 19 and will close on August 16 at 12pm. A potential candidate must be a New Zealand citizen, at least 18 years old and enrolled to vote. Prospective councillors must be nominated by two people registered as voters in the Wanaka Ward.

The voting period runs from September 20 until election day, October 12, at 12pm.

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