You may provide a candidate profile statement when you lodge your nomination. This is a statement of up to 150 words containing information about yourself and your policies and intentions if elected to office. The profile statement will be included in the voting packs that all electors receive.
If your candidate statement is submitted in Māori and English, the information contained in each language must be substantially consistent with the information contained in the other language. Each language has to be within a 150-word limit.
Your profile statement must be true and accurate. The Electoral Officer is not required to verify or investigate any information included in your statement.
Your profile can include a recent passport size colour photograph.
In addition, your candidate profile statement must state whether or not your principal place of residence is in the area you are seeking election, eg ‘My principal place of residence is in the Lambton Ward’, or ‘My principal place of residence is not in the Lambton Ward’. This is not part of the 150-word limit.
See section 61 of the Local Electoral Act 2001 for more information.