2019 Local Body Elections


​​Return of Electoral Donations and Expenses Forms

Election Results​

​Progress, Preliminary and Official 2019 Local Election Results will be posted on the Electionz.com site.​ 

​​​​​​​Voting Return Statistics

​2019 Local Government Election voting return stats are now available on the Electionz.com site​.​


Click through to see the Nominations for Central Otago District Council 2019 Triennial Elections​​

Key dates for the 2019 Elections​​

​​11 October, 4pm​​Voters can drop their votes in to Council service centres or make special votes up until 4pm on Friday.
12 October    The Alexandra Council Office only will be open from 9am-12 noon for last mi​nute votes. 

Voting closes at midday. Progress result as soon as possible thereafter.​
By 17 October    Official result released
From 17 October  Official result advertised​

​Get to know your Candidates

Check out a digital version of the Instructions & Candidate Information booklet that will be posted out later this month to electors.

Candidate Information

A Candidate Handbook​ for the 2019 election is now available that covers the Central Otago District Council and Central Otago Health Inc. elections.

Click on the image to the left to download this document (PDF, 1.6MB).

If you are thinking about standing for local government, be sure to also check out the Candidate Preparation Videos ​​prepared by Local Government New Zealand that we have loaded to our site. ​

You can also find more information for candidates on the Local Government New Zealand website http://www.lgnz.co.nz/vote2019/.​​

Pre-Election Report

The Pre-Election Report differs from most of Council's external public documents in that it is a report from the Chief Executive
Officer, produced independently from all elected Council members. 

The aim of this document is to promote informed
discussion leading up to the elections. 

It draws information from a number of sources and is intended to provide a snapshot of the current Council's direction and performance.

Click on the image to the left to download this document (PDF, 3MB).

Election Signage

Information and maps for the pre-approved sites for Election Signage in our district are listed below.

Electoral Donations and Expenses

Return of Electoral Donations and Expenses form (link to Electionz.com website)


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. Download a copy of the ratepayer enrolment form​.


If you need any further information about these elections, please contact:

​Electoral Officer​Deputy Electoral Officer

​Anthony Morton
Ph 0800 398 683

​Beth Fulton
03 440 0056​​

Page reviewed: 18 Dec 2019 5:46am