Can Auckland count on your vote? Why every vote counts
Source:Auckland Council. Auckland Conversations
Date:22 Sep 2022, 05:30 PM - 22 Sep 2022, 07:00 PM
Venue:Waitākere Room 1, Aotea Centre, City Centre
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From 16 September 2022, it will be up to Auckland voters to choose who they want as their representatives to shape decisions for Tāmaki Makaurau for the next three years. Local elections are underway in all councils around the country, and candidates who are in the running for Auckland’s mayor, councillor and local board member positions have been announced. See full list of confirmed candidates here.
Last local elections, in 2019 only 35% of eligible Aucklanders voted, meaning 65% missed out on choosing the leaders who would represent them and their interests at the decision-making table. Now that candidates have put their names forward for election, this Auckland Conversations will bring together a panel of speakers to address why it’s important to vote and how voting can achieve great outcomes for Tāmaki Makaurau. Together we’ll highlight Auckland’s challenges and opportunities and explore how voting has an impact on our daily lives.
Auckland has faced some tough issues in the last three years which include the economy’s record inflation, the ever-increasing effects of climate change and the health and wellbeing of our community. This election is your opportunity to say who should take on these challenges and lead our region through the next chapter.
Back in June 2022, we heard from a panel of inspirational leaders who discussed the importance of diversity in decision-making and what leadership means. In this upcoming Auckland Conversations our panel, led by MC Matty McLean, will discuss why voting is important because we need everyone to support the best people for the job.