Key Dates

Key Dates for Candidates

17 August

Public notice of candidate’s names

8 October at 12pm

Election day – voting closes midday

8 October from 12pm

Preliminary results

15 – 19 October

Declaration of results

October/November

Elected members’ swearing in ceremonies

Key Dates for Voters

16 - 21 September

Voting documents delivered

All local authority elections will be conducted by postal vote. Voting documents will be delivered by NZ Post between Friday 16 September 2016 and Wednesday 21 September 2016.

13 September - 5 October

Special voting period

5 October

Make sure you have your vote in the post on this date to ensure it is received in time (by 12 noon Saturday 8 October 2016).

8 October at 12pm

Election day – voting closes midday.

Progress results will be announced as soon as practicable after 12 noon on Saturday 8 October 2016 (expected around 2pm).

8 October from 12pm

Preliminary results.

Preliminary results will be announced later on Saturday night once all votes received at Council offices (up until 12 noon) have been delivered to the electoral office and processed

15 – 19 October

Declaration of results.

The official results will be announced when special votes have been checked, expected to be Thursday 13 October 2016.