Local Government Act 1993 No 30
Current version for 1 July 2020 to date (accessed 9 August 2020 at 01:59)
Chapter 10 Part 7 Section 322
322   Independent candidate on ballot-papers
(1)  A candidate for election to civic office may apply to the returning officer to arrange for the word “Independent” to be printed adjacent to the name of the candidate on the ballot-papers for the election.
(2)  The application is to be in writing signed by the applicant and given to the returning officer before noon on the day for the nomination of candidates at the election.
(3)  If an application is made under both this section and section 321 in relation to the same candidate, the application under section 321 is void and is to be disregarded.
(4)  An application under this section may be withdrawn by the candidate by written notice to the returning officer before noon on the day for nomination.