Make sure you get your vote in
From Auckland Council:
Voting opens for Auckland local body elections
- Individual voting packs arrive between 16 and 21 September
- Voting opens on 16 September and closes at midday on 8 October
- You need to post your completed voting document by 5 October
- Information on candidates and instructions on how to vote and where to drop your vote if you miss the postal deadline is on showyourlove.co.nz
From this Friday 1,043,009 Aucklanders will receive in the mail their voting document, instructions and information about the 468 candidates contesting the 170 positions up for grabs to lead Auckland for the next three years. Electors will also be asked to choose 21 representatives for three district health boards and 35 representatives for five local licensing trusts.
To ensure eligible voters know that the election for a new mayor, 20 ward councillors and 149 local board representatives is on and post their vote, Auckland Council is running a multimedia billboard, radio, print and digital communications campaign.
It’s focused on Aucklanders showing their love for their city by voting, and includes a community outreach and engagement programme using a refurbished kombi van as the centrepiece to provide information and encourage people to get involved and vote.
Social media is a key feature of the campaign with activity on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The council is also using the language of emoji icons to get into the hearts and minds of millennials, with key messages on why their vote matters.
The showyourlove.co.nz election website has a section for voters to find out important information about the candidates and where a candidate stands on key issues.
A quick reference guide is attached on why and how every vote counts, and includes results from a recent survey asking eligible voters if they intend to vote.
Part of the Papakura First team contesting Papakura Local Board
We have a meeting the candidates meeting tonight from 5:30 at the Stampede on 238 Great South Road, Papakura (south end of the Papakura Metropolitan Centre) where you can hear the achievements of the incumbents as well as the priorities for the next three years ahead for the team. Councillors Penrose and Walker will also be present.