2019 local elections Overview

20 September 2019
12 October 2019
Local elections decide who is on your local council, regional council, district health board, and other important organisations in your area.

The local elections were held between 20 September and 12 October 2019.

Key dates for the 2019 local elections

29 June Enrolment update packs sent to all enrolled voters from this date
16 August Enrolment closes for the printed electoral roll — enrol by this date to get your voting papers in the mail
If you enrol after this day, you’ll have to request special voting papers from your local council’s electoral officer
20–25 September Voting documents sent to all enrolled voters
11 October Last day to enrol to vote in the local elections
Saturday, 12 October Voting closes at midday

Election results

The local elections are run by local councils. Check your local council’s website for the results.

Find your local council’s website – Local Government New Zealand

Contact an electoral officer - Local Government New Zealand

The Electoral Commission does not oversee local elections and we do not hold data on the results or turnout.

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