Local Body Elections 2019
I'm a candidate in the 2019 local body elections, how can Neighbourly help?
We are aware that there are other sites set up for communities to learn about their local candidates and policies, so we wish to ensure Neighbourly remains accessible for the purposes it was created during this time.
As you'd expect, candidates are not allowed to campaign from their personal profile. This is limited to advertising on the site. However, once elected, Councillors can use a free Neighbourly organisational listing to share information directly with their community.
Therefore, as a candidate in the 2019 local body elections, we advise to take out some paid advertising on the site to be able to get your face and name out there as well as sharing some information about your campaign. The Neighbourly team can put you in touch with someone who can help with this.
If you don't think you'll need help advertising and interacting on the site, you could consider using a Premium Business listing which you could manage yourself. Our 3 month subscription is the best option to cover your campaign period up until the elections.
Pricing for this is as follows:
3 Months - $149.00 + gst (works out to be $49.67 a month)
You can sign up here: https://www.neighbourly.co.nz/community/business
If you have any queries or need any assistance, the Neighbourly Team will be happy to help. Simply message them on firstname.lastname@example.org or click here
Local body elections on Neighbourly in 2019
The local body elections will take place in October 2019. We hope that around this time Neighbourly members can still access the usual local information they seek from Neighbourly.
As there are specific websites to go to for learning about candidates and their policies, we want to make sure that members’ newfeeds are not being bombarded with the election content during this time.
Keeping this in mind, this is how Neighbourly will operate during the local body elections:
1) This year, Neighbourly won't be setting up Vote Groups on the site and instead will be encouraging candidates to use the business options available to them. Alternatively, candidates are welcome to set up their own groups.
2) Candidates are allowed to share information relevant to the area but won't be able to campaign on the local noticeboard. This is limited to advertising on the site.
3) After elections, we encourage those elected to set up a free Neighbourly organisational listing to share important information directly with their community.
4) Members are welcome to discuss the MPs running for council and their policies if they are relevant to their own community and as usual these conversations must adhere to the Neighbourly guidelines.
If you have any questions during this time, don't hesitate to be in touch with the Neighbourly team by emailing email@example.com or by clicking here