Who can nominate a candidate and how?
To nominate a candidate, two nominators and the candidate must complete a nomination form and comply with the legal requirements. A nomination form and a copy of the rules for making nominations can be downloaded from this website from the date nominations open. This information will also be available from our offices in Wellington and Masterton, and is included in the candidate information pack.
Nominations for the 2019 local government elections close at 12 noon on 16 August.
Once received, we check nomination papers to ensure that:
- The nominee’s name appears on the Parliamentary Roll, and
- The people who nominated you are electors whose names appear on the Electoral Roll for the constituency in which you are standing.
Once lodged with the Electoral Officer, nomination forms (not candidate profile statements) are ‘public information’ and any person may inspect any nomination form without payment of a fee at any time during ordinary office hours at the office of the Electoral Officer.