Since first posting Who should you vote for? a week ago I’ve been directed to even more endorsement lists and voting guides for local body candidates up and down the country. So if you still don’t know who to vote for, check them out.
Originally posted at Boots Theory.
These candidates have pledged to stand up for good jobs, strong communities and a clean environment.
The Living Wage Movement is calling on council candidates around the country to support a Living Wage for directly employed workers and for contracted workers delivering services on a regular and ongoing basis.
Generation Zero has put together comprehensive scorecards on a range of environmental issues and collated them on a nice little website.
Tick for Kids is calling on all candidates nationwide to prioritise policies that will improve child wellbeing.
By far the most comprehensive list! Key campaigns are also being run in:
As part of their ongoing War for Auckland, The Spinoff have created an endorsement tool – click here!
Bike Auckland has a list of cycling-friendly candidates.
The Ratepayers Alliance (groan) endorses 25 candidates who pledge to keep average rates increases below 2%.
Wellingtonista’s local body survey is legendary. This year they’ve had just three responses – from Diane Calvert, Justin Lester and Troy Mihaka – based on a strategy of “we’re volunteers, we aren’t working ourselves to death to help you lot get good PR.” But they make for great reading, so check them out.
The Wellington branch of the Public Health Association have a scorecard for candidates running for Capital & Coast District Health Board.
Renters United surveyed and scored Wellington mayoral candidates on renting and homelessness.
Cycle Aware Wellington surveyed candidates for Wellington City Council and Greater Wellington Regional Council on, obviously, cycling issue. The pro-Island Bay Cycleway group did their own rankings too.
Closing the Gap surveyed all candidates running in the Western Bay of Plenty district as an example of how to get information about local government elections.
E tū and Living Wage Aotearoa have surveyed local body candidates in Taranaki. PDF here.
Vote Local have produced an app which suggests voting preferences for folk in Auckland, Palmerston North and Wellington based on a range of questions.
Let me know in the comments if there are any other good endorsement sets out there!