Election candidates speak tonight

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A public meeting to give Tamahere locals a chance to meet candidates in next month’s local body elections is on tonight (Tuesday, September 13.)

vote-be-heardThe 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.

Candidates will have around seven minutes to make a presentation and then will field questions from the floor.

The evening will be chaired by Dallas Fisher, chairman of the Tamahere Community Committee, which is hosting the evening.

In the Tamahere ward’s first contested election since 2007 the candidates are local residents Donna Nichols, who is also standing for mayor, and Aksel Jepsen,

The other mayoral candidates are Brian Cathro, John Deacon, departing Tamahere ward councillor Wally Hayes and incumbent Allan Sanson.

More on this topic: Election contest for Tamahere

Votes in the mail

The timely meeting will take place just days before electors voting documents are expected to arrive by post, from Friday, September 16 to 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.

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