Local Government Elections

Triennial Local Elections

Elections of members of local authorities are held once every three years, on the second Saturday in October. The next elections will be held on 12 October 2019. Some local polls may also be held in conjunction with elections. By-elections are held when a vacancy occurs.

The triennial elections of regional councils, city and district councils, community boards and local boards are held at the same time as elections for district health boards and licensing trusts. Westland District Council’s Election Statistics can be found here.

Further information on the 2019 elections including key dates can be found at the localcouncils.govt.nz website.

Ward Maps

The District is divided into three Wards for electoral purposes. See the Ward maps below: