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.