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2022 Local Body Elections

The 2022 elections take place on 8 October 2022

2022 Local Body Elections

The next triennial local body elections will be held in 2022.




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

Elections will also be conducted for other organisations within the Westland District Council area. These include the West Coast Regional Council and Development West Coast.

Key dates for the 2022 elections are

From 13 July Elections will be advertised and nominations called
15 July Nominations open
12 August Nominations close at midday
16 September Voter packs mailed to electors. Voting opens
8 October Voting closes at midday. Progress result asap thereafter
By 13 October Official result released
From 13 October Official result advertised

A candidate handbook for the 2022 triennial election will be prepared and made available from this website by 13 June 2022. Nomination forms will be available in early July 2022.

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 online at or by phoning 0800 36 76 56.

If you pay rates on property within the Westland District 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.

Contact Details:

Electoral Officer

Anthony Morton

Ph 0800 666 048 or email

Deputy Electoral Officer

Jenny Kirk

Ph (03) 756 9010  EXT. 778 or email

Further election related documents or links will be available from this page throughout 2022.