Former Kapiti Coast Councillor David Scott is standing again for a districtwide seat on the KCDC.
In June, he lost an appeal against conviction for indecent assault on a female council worker.
He was immediately removed from his council seat following his failed appeal.
Council chief executive Wayne Maxwell said: “He cannot carry out any further duties as a councillor,” he said.
“Any councillor convicted of a crime that carries a maximum penalty of two years or more imprisonment is disqualified from office. This applies to the charge Councillor David Scott has been convicted of.”
KIN understands that, under the candidate’s rulebook, a convicted person can stand again once they have fulfilled their punishment — in this case paid the fine.
After the Court of Appeal released its judgment, the 73-year-old said he would continue his fight to clear his name and would “never apologise” to anyone.