Election 2019

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​Local Body elections are held every three years nationwide. In Waitaki the positions up for review are: ​

  • 1 Mayor
  • 1 councillor to represent the Ahuriri Ward
  • 2 councillors to represent the Corriedale Ward
  • 6 councillors to represent the Oamaru Ward
  • 1 councillor to represent the Waihemo Ward
  • 5 members to represent the Ahuriri Community Board
  • 5 members to represent the Waihemo Community Board​
  • 5 members to represent the Oamaru Licensing Trust
  • 1 member to represent the Moeraki Constituency of the Otago Regional Council
  • 2 members to represent the South Canterbury Constituency of the Canterbury Regional Council (ECan)
  • 4 members to represent the Otago Constituency of the Southern District Health Board

Key dates for the 2019 elections:

Further updates on inauguration and induction activities will be uploaded here after the elections

From 17 JulyElections will be advertised and nominations called
19 JulyNominations open
16 AugustNominations close at midday
20 SeptemberVoter packs mailed to electors. Voting opens
12 October Voting closes at midday. Progress result asap thereafter
By 17 OctoberOfficial result released
From 17 OctoberOfficial result advertised
​24 October, 5pm or 
25 October, 12pm (if election results are delayed)
​Inauguration for Council
​Date TBA​Induction
​30 October, 3pm ​First Council Meeting
​​​Early NovemberInaugurations and Inductions for Ahuriri and Waihemo Community Boards​

Standing and Voting

If you pay rates in Waitaki, it pays to vote. But that’s not the only reason. Vote because you care; about the water, the roads, the use of land in our district and the services Council offers. And if you think you can do better, then stand for election yourself.​​​

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. ​

Fore more information on voting visit our Voting in the Elections page.

Friday 11 October is the last chance to enrol on Vote NZ​ or call 0800 36 76 56 to check or update your details. ​

Find more information about Local Body Elections on SOLGM-Local Body Elections Guide.

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