2019 Elections

What's happening?​

Local Body Elections happen every three years.  2019 is an election year.  The voting period will begin on 20 September 2019 and close on 12 October 2019. 


Thinking about standing as a Candidate?

Have a look at our Information for Candidates page

Read through our Pre-election report (pdf 7.72mb)



We are required by law to review our ‘representation arrangements’ at least every six years to ensure our community is fairly and effectively represented. This includes reviewing things like the number of Councillors and wards we have, whether each Councillor represents roughly the same number of people in the district, and whether we should have community boards.

We sought community feedback on our initial proposal between 20 June and 20 July 2018. Council then considered all the submissions and developed a final proposal.  The Local Government Commission has made a determination which has upheld Council’s final proposal. This means the existing representation arrangements will apply for the election to be held on 12 October 2019.

Read the Commission Determination.LocalGovernmentCommission.pdf 


Enrolling to Vote/Voting

Have your say and vote for your preferred candidates but first make sure you're enrolled to vote on the parliamentary electoral roll​ or on the non-resident ratepayer roll. See the 'enrolling to vote and voting page' here, for more information.

Key Dates

Friday 19 July 2019

Candidate nominations open

Friday 16 August 2019 at noon.

Candidate nominations close

Friday 20 September 2019

Posting voting period opens

Friday 11 October 2019 at noon

Scrutineer appointment deadline

Saturday 12 October 2019 at noon

Election day and progressive results

Sunday 13 October 2019

Preliminary results

Thursday 17 October - Wednesday 23 October 2019        

Declaration of results

Want to find out more?

Key Contacts

If you have any questions around elections, please contact the Electoral Officer or the Deputy Electoral Officer.

Electoral Officer

Dale Ofsoske, Election Services
PO Box 5135, Wesley Street
A​uckland 1141
09 973 5212
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Deputy Electoral Officer

Niall Baker
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07 884 0060​