2019 Local Body Elections

Are you are interested in representing your community?

The Election

The election will be held by postal vote and voting papers will be delivered from 20 September 2019. 

Voting closes at noon on Saturday 12 October 2019.  

If you have any questions, please contact the Electoral Officer, Anthony Morton, by email to amorton@electionz.com or FREEPHONE 0800 EZ VOTE (0800 398 683)

Non Resident Ratepayer Enrollment

If you live in one council area but own property and pay rates in another, you may also be able to vote in that council area.   You will need to apply to go on the ratepayer roll in the council area in which you own property, but do not usually live.

Download the Ratepayer Enrolment Form and return it to the Electoral Officer 

If you have any questions, please contact the Electoral Officer, Anthony Morton, by email to amorton@electionz.com or FREEPHONE 0800 EZ VOTE (0800 398 683)

New Ward Structure

As a result of our 2018 Representation Review , our elections this year will be the first for our new three-ward structure.

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Key dates for local authority elections 2019.

19 July 2019

Nominations open for candidates. Nominations have to be sent to the electoral officer for the council, district health board or licensing trust. Rolls open for inspection at council offices and other sites locally.

16 August 2019

Nominations close at 12 noon. Rolls close. After this date, anyone who is entitled to vote and who is not enrolled as an elector, or whose details are incorrectly recorded on the roll, will have to cast a ‘special vote’.

21 August 2019

Election date and candidates’ names publicised by electoral officers.

20-25 September 2019

Voting documents delivered to households. Electors can post the documents back to electoral officers as soon as they have voted.

12 October 2019

Voting Closes — The voting documents must be at the council before voting closes at 12 noon. Preliminary results (i.e. once all ‘ordinary’ votes are counted) will be available as soon as possible afterwards.

17-23 October 2019 (or as soon as practicable)

Official results (including all valid ordinary and special votes) declared.