Local Body Elections 2019

Final results for Invercargill local authority elections

2019 Local Elections Returns

The next triennial local body elections will be held in 2019. Subject to the final determination of any current representation reviews, elections will be held for:

Invercargill City Council

  • 1 Mayor
  • 12 councillors elected at large
  • 5 members to represent the Bluff Community Board

Other organisations

  • 6 councillors to represent the Invercargill-Rakiura Constituency of the Southland Regional Council
  • 3 members to represent the Southland Constituency of the Southern District Health Board
  • 6 members to represent the Invercargill Licensing Trust

Key dates for the 2019 elections are:

26 June, 5.30pm – Candidates Briefing in the Drawing Room, Civic Theatre

From 17 July – Elections will be advertised and nominations called

19 July – Nominations open

16 August – Nominations close at midday

20 September – Voter packs mailed to electors. Voting opens

12 October – Voting closes at midday. Progress result asap thereafter

By 17 October – Official result released

From 17 October – Official result advertised.

A candidate handbook for the 2019 election will be prepared and made available from this website by 31 May 2019. Nomination forms will be available in early July 2019.

If you are enrolled as a parliamentary elector you will automatically be placed on council’s electoral roll as a residential elector. If you need to enrol or update existing name or address details on the parliamentary electoral roll, you can do so at any Post Shop, online at www.elections.org.nz or by phoning 0800 36 76 56.

If you pay rates on property within the council area but live outside that area you may be eligible to enrol as a ratepayer elector. A copy of the ratepayer enrolment form can be downloaded here.

Further election related documents or links will be available from this page throughout 2019.

Click for Mayor, Council, Bluff and ILT Nomination Forms 

Electoral Officer Contact Details

Anthony Morton

Electoral Officer

Ph: 0800 300 048 or email iro@electionz.com

Michael Morris

Deputy Electoral Officer

Ph: 03 211 8396

2019 Councillors

Mayor Tim Shadbolt Invercargill City Council Lindsay Abbott Becs Amundsen Allan Arnold Toni Biddle  Nobby Clark   Alex Crackett   Peter Warren Kett   Graham Lewis   Darren Ludlow Ian Pottinger Nigel Skelt Lesley Soper Invercargill Licensing Trust Sean Peter Bellew Alan Dennis Mike Mika Angela Newell   Paddy O’Brien Suzanne Prentice Click here for the full progress results

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Nominations for Mayor (1 vacancy) Click on candidates photo to read their profile statement Becs Amundsen Steve Chernishov Darren Ludlow Tim Shadbolt Nominations for Council At Large (12 vacancies) Lindsay Abbott Becs Amundsen Allan Arnold Toni Biddle  Thelma Buck Steve Chernishov Barry Chilton Nobby Clarke Jay Coote Waka Coughlan Alex Crackett Ian Edwards Kari Graber Wayne Harpur Carol Jasperse Peter Warren Kett […]

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Candidate Profile Statements

Nominations for Mayor (1 vacancy) Becs Amundsen Candidate Profile Statement: Proven. Dedicated. Real. My principal place of residence is in the Invercargill City Council area. I am also standing for Councillor – At Large. I want you to be involved and excited about Invercargill. My vision is a thriving city that exceeds your expectations. A […]

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Election protocols

Election protocols for elected members – PDF Election protocols for ICC officers – PDF Local government elections are held every three years. In 2019, the elections will be held on Saturday 12 October. The period leading up to an election is a time of increased interest and attention on Invercargill City Council officers, particularly in […]

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