2019 Local Body Elections

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​​​​​​​​​​​The next triennial local body elections will be held in 2019. Election related documents and links will be added to this page throughout 2019.

Elections will be held for:

1 Mayor
5 councillors to represent the Vincent Ward
4 councillors to represent the Cromwell Ward
1 councillor to represent the Maniototo Ward
1 councillor to represent the Teviot Valley Ward
 
4 members to represent the Cromwell Community Board
4 members to represent the Maniototo Community Board
4 members to represent the Teviot Valley Community Board
4 members to represent the Vincent Community Board
 
2 members to represent the Vincent Ward of Central Otago Health Inc
1 member to represent the Cromwell Ward of Central Otago Health Inc
1 member to represent the Teviot Valley Ward of Central Otago Health Inc
 
3 members to represent the Dunstan Constituency of the Otago Regional Council
4 members to represent the Otago Constituency of the Southern District Health Board​

Key dates for the 2019 Elections​

From 17 July   Elections will be advertised and nominations called
19 July       ​Nominations open
​16 August​Nominations close at midday
20 September  Voter packs mailed to electors. Voting opens​.
12 October    Voting closes at midday. Progress result as soon as possible thereafter.​
By 17 October    Official result released
From 17 October  Official result advertised

Candidate Information


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/.​

Nomination forms will be available in early July 2019.​

Enrolment

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​.


Elected Member Representation

Following changes made during last year's Representation Review, the Central Otago District will be, from the next triennium, represented by:​

  • 1 Mayor (district wide)
  • 4​ councillors to represent the Cromwell Ward
  • 5 councillors to represent the Vincent Ward
  • 1 councillor to represent the Maniototo Ward
  • 1 councillor to represent the Teviot Valley Ward ​

In addition, there are 4 Community Boards:

  • Vincent Community Board – 4 Elected Members
  • Cromwell Community Board – 4 Elected members
  • Maniototo Community Board – 4 Elected members 
  • Teviot Valley Community Board – 4 Elected members ​

Contacts

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

​Electoral Officer​Deputy Electoral Officer

​Anthony Morton
Ph 0800 398 683
iro@electionz.com

​Beth Fulton
03 440 0056​​
elections@codc.govt.nz​



Page reviewed: 12 Jun 2019 2:46pm