2019 Local Body Elections

Local Body Elections 2019

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The next triennial local body elections will be held in 2019. Subject to the final determination of any current representation reviews, elections will be held for:

1 Mayor

3 councillors to represent the Hokitika Ward

3 councillors to represent the Northern Ward

2 councillors to represent the Southern Ward


2 members to represent the Westland Constituency of the West Coast Regional Council

7 members to represent the West Coast District Health Board

1 member to represent the Westland Constituency of Development West Coast


Key dates for the 2019 elections are:

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. Progress result asap thereafter

By 17 October                   Official result released

From 17 October              Official result advertised.


A candidate handbook for the 2019 election will be prepared and made available from this website by 31 May 2019. Nomination forms will be available in early July 2019.

If you are enrolled as a parliamentary elector you will automatically be placed on council’s electoral roll as a residential elector. 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.nz or by phoning 0800 36 76 56.

If you pay rates on property within the council area but live outside that area you may be eligible to enrol as a ratepayer elector. A copy of the ratepayer enrolment form can be downloaded here.

Further election related documents or links will be available from this page throughout 2019.

Anthony Morton

Electoral Officer

Ph 0800 398 683 or email iro@electionz.com