2019 New Zealand local elections

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The 2019 New Zealand local elections will be triennial elections to select local government officials and district health board members. Under section 10 of the Local Electoral Act 2001, a "general election of members of every local authority or community board must be held on the second Saturday in October in every third year" from the date the Act came into effect in 2001, meaning 12 October 2019.[1]

Election schedule

Key dates relating to the general election will be as follows:[2]

1 July 2019 Electoral Commission enrolment campaign starts.
19 July 2019 Nominations open for candidates.
Rolls open for inspection at council offices and other sites locally.
16 August 2019 Nominations close at 12:00.
Rolls close.
21 August 2019 Election date and candidates' names publicised by electoral officers.
20–25 September 2019 Voting documents delivered to households. Electors can post the documents back to electoral officers as soon as they have voted.
12 October 2019 Polling day — The voting documents must be at the council before voting closes at 12:00.
Preliminary results will be available as soon as possible afterwards.
17–23 October 2019 Official results declared


  1. ^ "Local Electoral Act 2001". Parliamentary Counsel Office. Retrieved 18 September 2013.
  2. ^ "About your 2019 local elections".
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