Local Body Elections
Local Elections for City, District and Regional Councils, and Licensing Trusts will be held on Saturday 8 October 2022.
Useful Election Website
Vote Local - “This site has been developed in partnership with Taituarā — Local Government Professionals Aotearoa, its Elections Reference Group, and Local Government New Zealand to provide leadership and support to the local government sector and to voters.”
2022 Key Dates
Key dates for the 2022 local elections are:
|From 13 July (Wednesday)||Public notice of election - Council website and The North Canterbury News|
|Friday 15 July||Nominations open. Electoral Roll opens for inspection.|
|From 5 July to 11 July||Candidate Information Sessions.|
|From 8 August (Monday)||Election signs (hoardings) can be displayed.|
|Friday 12 August||Nominations close at 12 NOON. Electoral Roll closes.|
|Wednesday 17 August||New Candidates Campaigning Information Presentation - 1pm, Amberley|
|From Wednesday 17 August||Further public notice of election - Council website and The North Canterbury News.|
|Monday 12 September||Electoral Officer complies and certifies final electoral roll|
|Friday 16 September||Enrolment Services letter sent to electors on unpublished roll|
Delivery of ordinary voting documents starts
Ordinary and special voting opens
|16 September – 8 October||Voting voting period.|
|Friday 7 October||Last day of appointment of scrutineers - by 12 noon|
|by midnight Friday 7 October||Election signs (hoardings) must be removed|
|8 October||Election Day - voting closes at 12 Noon|
Progress results as soon as practicable after close of voting
|8 - 13 October||Official count - process special votes|
|13 - 23 October||Final results announced|
Public notice of official declaration of election result - Council website and The North Canterbury News.
|by 14 December (Wednesday)||Return of election expense declaration forms|
(55 days after date of declaration of results)
The Hurunui District Council's Facebook page and website must not be used for electioneering purposes. Any post - positive or negative - made by any individual specifically relating to their own - or someone else's - nomination, intention to run for Council or election campaign, will be removed immediately.
These will be added when available (see timetable above).
Results and Information from previous elections and by-elections
Ratepayer Elector / Non-resident Ratepayer
If you are on the parliamentary electoral roll in one area, and pay rates on a property in our district, you are eligible for enrolment on the non-resident ratepayer roll.
The Hurunui is broken into 3 wards: South, West and East.