Thirty-eight people will contest Waikato Regional Council seats in six general and two Maori constituencies in this year’s local body elections.
Nominations closed at midday today and candidates names were drawn from a hat at 4pm to decide the order in which they will be listed on voting papers.
In April the council decided that the pseudo-random order would help create a more even playing field for candidates. Under this option, candidates’ names are drawn randomly to determine their order on all voting documents.
Everyone correctly enrolled by today will receive their voting papers in the mail between 20-25 September. These papers must be sent back by midday on Election Day, 12 October 2013.
People wanting more information about the elections can contact Waikato Regional Council on freephone 0800 800 401 or go to www.waikatoregion.govt.nz/elections.
Candidates listed in the order they will appear on the voting papers
Waikato General Constituency (2 vacancies)
Waihou General Constituency (2 vacancies)
Waipa-King Country General Constituency (2 vacancies)
Hamilton General Constituency (4 vacancies)
Taupo-Rotorua General Constituency (1 vacancy)
Thames-Coromandel General Constituency (1 vacancy)
Ngā Hau e Whā Māori Constituency (1 vacancy)
Ngā Tai ki Uta Māori Constituency (1 vacancy)