The 2019 Local Body elections will be 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.|
Information for candidates
Do you want to make a difference to the Chatham Islands? Local elections are happening soon and becoming a Chatham Islands councillor is a great way to help shape our region’s future.
If you are interested in standing as a candidate in this year’s Council elections read the candidate information booklet for the 2019 election [PDF, 1.3 MB].
- Read the candidate’s guide to local authority elections(external link)
- Read the Pre-election report 2019 [PDF, 1.1 MB]
Nominations open on Friday 19 July 2019 and close at 12 noon on Friday 16 August 2019. Read the information on completing and submitting your nomination on page 12 of the Candidate Information Booklet.
All nomination documents must be submitted at the same time (nomination paper, candidate profile statement, photo, proof of NZ citizenship and nomination deposit or evidence of payment.
Remember, a nomination will not be accepted if any components are missing. Make sure you get yours ready early so your nomination is received in time.
Find out who has been nominated(external link) for the Chatham Islands Council 2019 Triennial Elections.
Candidate information evening
We are also holding a candidate information evening that will cover how the council is structured, the role and responsibilities of elected representatives, the skills required, anticipated time commitments and meeting schedules and an overview of the nomination and election processes. The candidate information evening will be held on Tuesday 6 August 2019 at 5pm at the Council office.
For further information please contact Cindy Butt on (03) 3050 033.
If you are enrolled as a Parliamentary elector, you will automatically be placed on your district or city council’s electoral roll as a residential elector.
Are you enrolled and ready to vote?
If you need to enrol or update existing name or address details on the parliamentary electoral roll, you can do so at any Post Shop, online at www.elections.org.nzor by phoning 0800 36 76 56.