Candidates confirmed for Central Otago District Council elections
The following candidates have been confirmed for the 2022 local body elections within Central Otago District Council area – https://www.electionz.com/LGENominations/ELT69CO22_candidates.htm
Elections will be required where the number of candidates exceeds the number of positions available. Voting papers and information about the candidates will be mailed out to Central Otago District Council electors on Friday 16 September. Voting will close at midday on Saturday 8 October 2022.
Candidates for positions where the number of nominations does not exceed the number of vacancies are automatically elected and no election process will be required. The electoral officer will give further notice later in the month declaring those candidates elected unopposed.
Who are your candidates?
Candidate Profiles (PDF, 5MB)
Upcoming Meet the Candidate Events
'Meet the Election Candidates’ Public Meeting
brought to you by the Cromwell Lions and Rotary clubs
Monday 19 September
Cromwell Presbyterian Church
10 Elspeth Street Cromwell
This meeting will also be livestreamed on the Cromwell Presbyterian Church YouTube channel. All welcome
Alexandra Business Group and Alexandra Lions Club Meet the Candidates event
Monday 19 September
Central Stories Museum
Speed Dating your Election Candidates
Tuesday 27 September
This is a youth-focused event and by invite.
COLab Business Group Candidates Night
Thursday 29 September
Alexandra Community Centre
15 Skird Street, Alexandra
Roxburgh Lions Meet the Candidates event
Thursday 29 September
Roxburgh Memorial Hall
|15 July 2022||Candidate nominations open and roll opens for public inspection|
|12 August 2022 at 12 noon||Candidate nominations close and roll closes|
|17 August 2022||Public notice of candidates' names|
|16 - 21 September 2022||Voting documents delivered|
|8 October 2022 ||Election day - voting closes midday|
|8 October 2022 from 12 noon||Preliminary results|
|13-19 October 2022||Declaration of results|
|October/November 2022||Elected members' swearing in ceremonies|
- 2022 Local Government Elections Candidate Handbook - Central Otago District Council
- Local Government Elections 'Vote Local' website
- Some advice from the CODC Chief Executive Sanchia Jacobs "Your chance to make a real difference" (CO News, 13 May 2022)
- Our Place Our People Vote 2022 - Pre-Election Report, Central Otago District Council
Voting papers are being mailed beginning on Friday, 16 September, so we will be able to process special votes from Friday, 16 September in our Alexandra office and all of our service centres during normal business hours.
Our service centres will process special votes up until Friday, 7 October, 4.00pm and the Alexandra office will process special votes until noon on Saturday 8 October.
Information and maps for the pre-approved sites for Election Signage in our district are listed below.
Public Notice of 2022 Triennial Local Authority Elections
The following elections will be held by postal vote on Saturday 8 October 2022.
Central Otago District Council
(First Past the Post electoral system)
Election of the mayor
Election of four councillors for the Cromwell Ward
Election of one councillor for the Maniototo Ward
Election of one councillor for the Teviot Valley Ward
Election of five councillors for the Vincent Ward
Election of four members for the Cromwell Community Board
Election of four members for the Maniototo Community Board
Election of four members for the Teviot Valley Community Board
Election of four members for the Vincent Community Board
Election of one member for the Cromwell Ward of Central Otago Health Inc
Election of one member for the Teviot Valley Ward of Central Otago Health Inc
Election of two members for the Vincent Ward of Central Otago Health Inc
Election of one member for the Wanaka Ward of Central Otago Health Inc
Candidate names will be listed in fully random order for Central Otago District Council on the voting papers
Candidate names will be listed in alphabetical order for Central Otago Health Inc on the voting papers.
Nominations for the listed positions open on Friday 15 July 2022 and must be made on the appropriate nomination form for each position. Nomination forms and a candidate information handbook can be found either on the Central Otago District Council website, or by request to the electoral officer via the contact options listed below. Completed nomination documents must be received by the electoral officer no later than 12noon on Friday 12 August 2022. Each nomination must be accompanied by a deposit of $200 incl GST, payable by eftpos, cash or on-line banking (see candidate handbook for requirements).
Candidates are encouraged to submit a candidate profile statement and colour photograph with their nomination, for sending out with voting documents to electors. The requirements for profile statements and photos are set out in a candidate handbook which is available with the nomination forms. All nomination documents must be lodged together.
Preliminary electoral rolls for these elections can be inspected at the following locations during office hours from Friday 15 July 2022 to Friday 12 August 2022.
- CODC Alexandra Office, 1 Dunorling Street, Alexandra
- Cromwell Service Centre, 42 The Mall, Cromwell
- Ranfurly Service Centre, 15 Pery Street, Ranfurly
- Roxburgh Service Centre, 120 Scotland Street, Roxburgh
Electors may enrol or amend their enrolment details on the residential electoral roll by contacting the Electoral Commission:
• Online at www.vote.nz
• By texting your name and address to 3676 to get a form sent to you
• By calling 0800 36 76 56 to ask for a form to be sent to you
• By email request to firstname.lastname@example.org
Updates to the preliminary electoral roll close at 5pm on Friday 12 August 2022.
Applications for registration as a ratepayer elector are to be made on the non-resident ratepayer elector enrolment form available wherever copies of the electoral rolls are displayed and must be returned to the Central Otago District Council electoral officer before 5pm Friday 12 August 2022. Online applications for ratepayer elector registration can also be made through the non-resident ratepayer portal: www.electionz.com/ratepayer