Local body elections were held on 12 October 2019 for:

  • Election of Mayor
  • Election of 8 Councillors

The 2019 Local body elections include Chatham Islands Council, and the Canterbury District Health Board.

Key dates for the 2019 elections

Key dates What's happening
From 17 July Elections will be advertised and nominations called
19 July Nominations open
16 August Nominations close at midday
20 September Voter packs mailed to electors. Voting opens
12 October Voting closes at midday
17 October Official result released
From 17 October Official result advertised.

2019 election results

Mayor (one vacancy)

Mayor (one vacancy) Votes received
CROON, Monique 96
HORLER, Greg 86
DAYMOND, Jack 56
DAY, Keri Lea 41
JOHANSON, Alfie 14

Monique CROON is declared elected.

Council (eight vacancies) 

Council (eight vacancies) Votes received
GREGORY-HUNT Celine (Bubbles) 210
JOYCE, Richard Steven 206
NILSSON, Oscar 192
DAY, Keri Lea 180
HOARE, Graeme 177
SEYMOUR, Jason 175
SEYMOUR, Amanda 172
HORLER, Greg 170
RYAN, Nigel Clancy 167
JOHANSON, Alfie 152

Celine (Bubbles) GREGORY-HUNT, Richard Steven JOYCE, Oscar NILSSON, Keri Lea DAY, Graeme HOARE, Jason SEYMOUR, Amanda SEYMOUR and Greg HORLER are declared elected.

Dated this 14th day of October 2019 at Chatham Islands.

Election returns

As of 9 October 2019, 3.30pm

Electors: 411

Date Returns  Return %
4 October 110 26.77
9 October 221 48.67%
14 October 293 71.40%

Candidate Information

Find out who has been nominated(external link) for the Chatham Islands Council 2019 Triennial Elections.

Information for Candidates

If you are standing as a candidate in this year’s council elections read the candidate information booklet for the 2019 election [PDF, 1.3 MB].


Cindy Butt
Electoral Officer
PO Box 24, Waitangi, Chatham Islands 
(03) 3050 033 or  email cindy@cic.govt.nz