How to stand

The next opportunity to stand for Council will be the local body elections in October 2022.

Information for people thinking about becoming a candidate

Candidate handbook

The candidate handbook is crammed with essential information about how Council works and the election process. It answers common questions about campaigning and advertising, and what we require from candidates. 

Candidate handbook: Palmerston North City Council by-election 2021(PDF, 1MB)

Local Government New Zealand resources

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