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Stand for the Young Elected Members Committee

The Young Elected Members Committee stands up for elected members under the age of 40.  It’s a sub-committee of LGNZs National Council and gives advice about things like getting young people more involved in local democracy as well as supporting Young Elected Members. Read more about the Committee’s work. 

Who can stand and vote? 

Elected members under the age of 40 are eligible to join the YEM network, stand for election and vote in this election. Successful candidates are elected to the committee for a three-year term. 

What positions can you stand for? 

Candidates can stand for: 

  • Zone 1 representative (1 seat) 
  • Zone 2 representative (1 seat) 
  • Zone 3 representative (1 seat) 
  • Zone 4 representative (1 seat) 
  • Zone 5 representative (1 seat) 
  • Zone 6 representative (1 seat) 
  • Auckland Council representative (1 seat) 


  • At large (2 seats) 

Candidates can stand for a specific seat and for an At Large seat at the same time.  If they are successful for both, their At Large seat will be given to the next highest polling candidate. 

If there is only one nomination for a seat, the position will be declared prior to the election hui. 

The Young Elected Members Te Maruata Rōpū Whakahaere representative has already been appointed. 

The committee will collectively decide its co-chairs after the election.  

You can learn more about your zone group here. 

Nominations and voting 

To put yourself forward, please fill out this form (which also registers you for the online hui). All nominations need to be seconded by another Young Elected Member.  Nominations close at 5pm on Wednesday 8 February.  

The 2023 YEM election will take place online on Thursday 9 February 2023 from 12pm to 1.30pm. 

Candidates will have three minutes at the online hui to share their candidate kōrero.  

Then voting will take place online. Results will be announced during the hui. 

Register to attend the hui and vote 

To vote, you need to come to the online hui. Please register to attend the hui here by 5pm on Wednesday 8 February.  

If you have any questions, please get email info@lgnz.co.nz