Standing as a candidate

If you are interested in standing as a candidate for election to a local authority, there are restrictions around the positions you can stand for. Information on these restrictions is noted below.

Candidate Handbook

To find out everything you need to know about standing as a candidate in the 2019 Local Government Elections, you can find it in the 2019 Candidate Handbook – Invercargill

Candidate Briefing Presentation

On 26 June 2019 there was a presentation on being a Candidate and the election process. View the The PowerPoint presentation as a PDF.

Mayor of Invercargill

  • The candidate must be a New Zealand citizen.
  • The candidate must be a parliamentary elector whose name appears on a Parliamentary Electoral Roll (anywhere in New Zealand).
  • A candidate for Mayor may not also seek nomination for the Southland Regional Council (Environment Southland).
  • A candidate may not have concerns or interest in contracts over $25,000 with the Invercargill City Council, unless the Audit Office has granted a waiver.
  • An employee of a local authority elected must resign from his/her position as an employee before taking office.
  • Those who nominate candidates must be electors on the Invercargill City Electoral Roll.
    Nomination Form (Invercargill City Council) MAYOR

Invercargill City Council (as a Councillor)

(12 Councillors required)

  • The candidate must be a New Zealand citizen.
  • The candidate must be a parliamentary elector whose name appears on a Parliamentary Electoral Roll (anywhere in New Zealand).
  • A candidate for the Invercargill City Council may not also seek nomination for the Southland Regional Council (Environment Southland).
  • A candidate may not have concerns or interest in contracts over $25,000 with the Invercargill City Council, unless the Audit Office has granted a waiver.
  • An employee of a local authority elected must resign from his/her position as an employee before taking office.
  • Those who nominate candidates must be electors of the Invercargill City Electoral Roll.
    Nomination Form (Invercargill City Council) AT LARGE

Bluff Community Board

(5 Board Members required)

  • The candidate must be a New Zealand citizen.
  • The candidate must be a parliamentary elector whose name appears on a Parliamentary Electoral Roll (anywhere in New Zealand).
  • A candidate for the Bluff Community Board may not also seek nomination for the Southland Regional Council (Environment Southland).
  • A candidate may not have concerns or interest in contracts over $25,000 with the Bluff Community Board unless the Audit Office has granted a waiver.
  • Those who nominate candidates must be electors of the Bluff Community Board district.
    Nomination Form (Invercargill City Council) Bluff Community Board

Invercargill Licensing Trust

(6 Board Members required)

  • The candidate must be a New Zealand citizen.
  • The candidate must be a parliamentary elector.
  • The candidate must be a residential elector in the Invercargill Licensing Trust district.
  • The candidate must not be disqualified for any of the reasons under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.
  • Those who nominate candidates must be electors of the Invercargill Licensing Trust district.
    Nomination Form (Invercargill City Council) Invercargill Licensing Trust

Nominations for Southland Regional Council (Environment Southland)

(6 Councillors to represent the Invercargill-Rakiura Constituency)

  • The candidate must be a New Zealand citizen.
  • The candidate must be a parliamentary elector whose name appears on a Parliamentary Electoral Roll (anywhere in New Zealand).
  • A candidate for the Southland Regional Council (Environment Southland) may not also seek nomination for Mayor and/or Councillor of Invercargill or Board Member of Bluff Community Board.
  • A candidate may not have concerns or interest in contracts over $25,000 with the Southland Regional Council (Environment Southland) unless the Audit Office has granted a waiver.
  • Those who nominate candidates must be electors in the Invercargill-Rakiura constituency of the Southland Regional Council (Environment Southland).

Southern District Health Board

(3 Board Members to represent the Southland Constituency)

  • The candidate must be a New Zealand citizen.
  • The candidate must be a parliamentary elector whose name appears on a Parliamentary Electoral Roll (anywhere in New Zealand).
  • A candidate may not stand for more than one DHB
  • A candidate cannot be a person listed under S30(2) of the Crown Entities Act 2004
  • Those who nominate candidates for the Southland Constituency must be electors of the Southland Constituency of the Southern DHB

Nominations

Nominations for Mayor (1 vacancy) Click on candidates photo to read their profile statement Becs Amundsen Steve Chernishov Darren Ludlow Tim Shadbolt Nominations for Council At Large (12 vacancies) Lindsay Abbott Becs Amundsen Allan Arnold Toni Biddle  Thelma Buck Steve Chernishov Barry Chilton Nobby Clarke Jay Coote Waka Coughlan Alex Crackett Ian Edwards Kari Graber Wayne Harpur Carol Jasperse Peter Warren Kett […]

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Candidate Profile Statements

Nominations for Mayor (1 vacancy) Becs Amundsen Candidate Profile Statement: Proven. Dedicated. Real. My principal place of residence is in the Invercargill City Council area. I am also standing for Councillor – At Large. I want you to be involved and excited about Invercargill. My vision is a thriving city that exceeds your expectations. A […]

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Election protocols

Election protocols for elected members – PDF Election protocols for ICC officers – PDF Local government elections are held every three years. In 2019, the elections will be held on Saturday 12 October. The period leading up to an election is a time of increased interest and attention on Invercargill City Council officers, particularly in […]

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Enrolling to vote

You need to be enrolled on either the residential roll OR on the ratepayer electoral roll (people who do not live in Invercargill but own property).

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