It’s Election Season

by Sue Tyler on June 27, 2013

The local body elections are soon upon us
Well not super soon but it makes your life easy if you are enrolled to vote by Friday 16 August 2013, that way you get your voting paper in the mail. You can still enroll after the 16th but then you need to request special voting papers from your local council electoral officer- what a pain

so go enroll now


Before election day , which the internet tells me is 12 October 2013. We want to ask the candidates the big questions, and the not so big questions.

So if you could ask a prospective mayor or city councillor anything, what would it be?
Post in the comments, we’ll add it to our list and come up with a final list of 10 questions we’ll be asking all the candidates.

Here’s what we asked last time round for reference

Like last time we’ll print replies verbatim, cutting off answers at 25 words for the sake of brevity in the order they come in.

So what do you want to know? What is going to make you vote for someone?

Giovanni Tiso June 28, 2013 at 11:47 am

I was shocked by news of the measures to be taken to “curb begging”, that is to say conceal from view the state of poverty and need in which many Wellingtonians live. What are your views on this issue? Do you support the so-called “charity boxes”?

sue June 28, 2013 at 11:17 pm

thanks gio, excellent question and better worded than i could manage

Simon Morris June 28, 2013 at 11:52 am

Wellington currently has very little in the way of dedicated commuter cycleways. What would you do to make Wellington more cycle friendly? Do you think a bike hire scheme like the “Boris Bikes” in London be viable in Wellington?

sue June 28, 2013 at 11:19 pm

thanks simon it’s on the list, ‘Celia Cycles’ maybe? Actually i might go register that domain name right now

James Harris July 5, 2013 at 10:41 pm

Why do you think traffic flow to the hospital and airport should be improved?

Nicola July 6, 2013 at 5:16 pm

What are your views on the suggestion Wellington needs to be “more than just Weta and Government” – what do you think are Wellington’s strength?

Guy July 6, 2013 at 7:20 pm

What will YOU do to get more investment, businesses, and business confidence in Wellington?

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