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:
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
See the links below for Nomination Forms
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.
Candidate Information Handbooks
The handbooks for download below outline information which you need to know as a candidate in the 2019 local authority elections.
WDC candidate handbook Candidate Handbook (West Coast DHB) Local Government New Zealand Candidate Guide.
This document is produced by the Chief Executive. It outlines the challenges and opportunities facing the district to promote public discussion.
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.
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