What to do next

You will need to think about whether you want to stand independently, or work with a political party or a team of candidates.

Start talking to people in your community to find out what is important to them. 

You will need to complete a nomination form and get two people to nominate you. These people must be over 18 and enrolled to vote in the area you wish to stand in.

Nomination forms will be available from 19 July 2019. If you would like a nomination form and candidate information booklet sent out, please email elections@gw.govt.nz 

See the Candidate Information Pack for more information about candidate nominations, and statutory and formal requirements.

You should:

  • learn more about Greater Wellington Regional Council and the role of councillors
  • attend a meeting of the council to see what’s involved