Council contenders throw hats in the ring

Time is up and 65 people have thrown their hats in the ring as candidates in the upcoming local government elections to be held on Saturday 12 October.

When the deadline for nominations passed at midday on Friday 16 August, for Waikato district there were:

5 nominations for Mayor
23 nominations for Councillors
38 nominations for Community Boards
5 nominations for Te Kauwhata Licensing Trust

Electoral Officer Maria Edgar says the level of interest from the community is similar to that in the 2010 elections.

Comparisons from the 2010 elections include:

3 nominations for Mayor
31 nominations for Councillors
33 nominations for Community Boards
6 nominations for Te Kauwhata Licensing Trust

Visit the Council website by clicking here for the full list of nominations received.

Voting papers will be sent to registered electors from 20-25 September.

Note: Some people have made nominations for more than one position.

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