Key Dates

Key Dates for Candidates

19 July, 2019

Nominations open

Noon, 16 August, 2019

Nominations close

20 September, 2019

Delivery of voting papers

Noon 12 October, 2019

Voting closes

Noon 13 October, 2019

Preliminary results available

17 October, 2019

Official declaration of results

October / November, 2019

Swearing in ceremonies for each council

13 December, 2019

Return of electoral donations & expenses form

Key Dates for Voters

20 - 25 September

Voting documents delivered

All local authority elections will be conducted by postal vote. Voting documents will be delivered by NZ Post between Friday 20 September 2019 and Wednesday 25 September 2019.

20 September - 12 October

Special voting period

8 October

Make sure you have your vote in the post on this date to ensure it is received in time (by 12 noon Saturday 12 October 2019).

12 October at 12pm

Election day – voting closes midday.

Progress results will be announced as soon as practicable after 12 noon on Saturday 12 October 2019 (expected around 2pm).

12 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.

17 – 23 October

Declaration of results.

The official results will be announced when special votes have been checked.