No nominations yet for community board

The Southland District Council may have to appoint a person on the Oraka Aparima Community Board if no nominations are received for the vacant position.

As of Friday there were no nominations for the by-election which came after board member Julie Guise resigned.

A Elections Services spokesman said on Friday if one person was nominated they would automatically go on the board.

"If no nominations are received council can appoint someone for the position," she said.

To be eligible to stand for election candidates must be; enrolled as a parliamentary elector, a New Zealand citizen and nominated by two electors of the Oraka Aparima Community Board area.

Nominations close on Wednesday.

If more than one nomination was received, voting documents would be sent to all eligible voters from August 11. The postal voting period is three weeks, finishing at noon on September 2.


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