A public meeting to give Tamahere locals a chance to meet candidates in the upcoming local body elections is to be held on Tuesday, September 13.
The meeting, in the Tamahere Community Centre at 7.30pm, will give voters an opportunity to hear from the two people standing for the Tamahere ward as well as those vying for the Waikato district’s mayoral chains.
The evening will be hosted by the Tamahere Community Committee.
In the Tamahere ward’s first contested election since 2007 the candidates are local residents Aksel Jepsen and Donna Nichols, who is also standing for mayor.
The other mayoral candidates are incumbent Allan Sanson, departing Tamahere ward councillor Wally Hayes, John Deacon, and Brian Cathro.
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Just in time
The timely meeting will take place just days before electors voting documents are expected to arrive by post, between September 16 and 21.
As well as voting for a mayor and councillors electors will also be voting for representatives on the Waikato Regional Council and Waikato District Health Board.
To make sure votes count they need to be posted by Wednesday, October 5 to be received in time for election day on Saturday, October 8.
Votes can also be hand delivered to a ballot box during the voting period, Friday September 16 to noon Saturday, October 8.
For ballot box locations and more voting details click here for the Vote Waikato website.