Fifty three candidate nominations have been received for the Tauranga City Council election this October 12.
The deadline for candidate nominations closed at midday today.
A total of ten people are running for the mayoral position and 19 candidates are vying for the four Councillor at large spots.
"For the past few weeks, Council has urging people to enrol to vote. Soon, the council will begin a campaign to educate voters about the STV proportional voting system," says a council spokesperson.
As it stands, Les Wallen, Tenby Powell, Kelvin Clout, Greg Brownless, Andrew Hollis, RangiMarie Kingi, Jos Nagels, John Robson, Christopher Stokes and Murray Guy are vying the for the top position.
A full list of candidates can be seen below:
||Councillor at large
||Mount Maunganui-Papamoa ward
||Otumoetai-Pyes Pa ward
||Te Papa-Welcome Bay ward
|Les Wallen||Danny Cancian||Steve Morris||Larry Baldock||Waitsu Wu|
|Tenby Powell||Rhys Craig||Dawn Kiddie||Erika Harvey||Tina Salisbury|
|Kelvin Clout||Geoffrey Brown||Peter Stanley||Anne Pankhurst||Anna Larsen|
|Greg Brownless||Buddy Mikaere||Deborah Johnston||Jako Abrie||Alan Davidson|
|Andrew Hollis||Kelvin Clout||Peter Gregson||Dave Bridgens||A.J Tuhoro|
|RangiMarie Kingi||Andrew Hollis||Shona Delaney||Barry Pollett||David Grindley|
|Jos Nagels||Caleb Hall||Christopher Stokes||Murray Guy||Rob Poad|
|John Robson||Heidi Hughes||Terry Molloy|
|Christopher Stokes||Kim Williams||James Sherlock|
|Murray Guy||Suzi Paige||Bill Granger|
|Josh Te Kani|
|Hugh E. Robb|