The next triennial Local Body Elections will be held in 2022

There will be a Representation Review for Invercargill City in 2021 conducted under the Local Electoral Act 2001. This will determine what the elections will be for in 2022.

Nominations open for the 2021 By-election

Please visit our By-Election page.

Voting System for 2022

Council has resolved at the Performance, Policy and Partnership Committee meeting on 11 August 2020 to retain First Past The Post (FPP) as its electoral system for the 2022 triennial elections.

Section 29 of the Local Electoral Act 2001, gives the electors Council the right to demand a poll to change this resolution and instead use the Single Transferable Voting (STV) electoral system for the 2022 elections.

A valid demand for a poll must be:

  • Made in writing.
  • Signed by at least 5 percent of eligible electors of the Invercargill City Council. This will require a minimum of 1,923 valid elector signatures.
  • Delivered to the office of the Invercargill City Council, 101 Esk Street, Invercargill, by 5pm Monday, 22 February 2021.

Every elector who signs a demand must also set out in it his or her full name and the address for which he, she or they are qualified as an elector of the Invercargill City Council.

For further information, please contact Michael Morris, Deputy Electoral Officer, phone (03) 211 1777.

Local Body Elections 2019

Final results for Invercargill local authority elections

2019 Local Elections Returns

The most recent elections were held in 2019.

The 2019 Elections were 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

Electoral Officer Contact Details

The Electoral Officer is responsible for the conduct of the Election and remains in office until an appointment is made prior to the 2022 elections. They will be responsible for running any By-elections and Polls that may be required.

Anthony Morton
Electoral Officer
Ph: 0800 300 048 or email iro@electionz.com

Michael Morris
Deputy Electoral Officer
Ph: 03 211 8396 or email Michael.Morris@icc.govt.nz

2021 By-Election

Marcus Lush has been elected to the Invercargill City Council, after voting in the by-election closed at midday today. Read more here. Final results The final result for the Invercargill City Council by-election that closed on Wednesday 17 February 2021 is: Marcus LUSH is declared elected. The voter return was 36.58%, being 14,700 votes. Name […]

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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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Candidates election expenses 2019

Mayoralty 2019 Expenses Rebecca Amundsen 2019 Expenses Stephen Chernishov 2019 Expenses Darren Ludlow 2019 Expenses Tim Shadbolt Invercargill City Council 2019 Expenses Lindsay Abbott 2019 Expenses Rebecca Amundsen 2019 Expenses Allan Arnold 2019 Expenses Toni Biddle 2019 Expenses Thelma Buck 2019 Expenses Stephen Chernishov 2019 Expenses Barry Chilton 2019 Expenses Nobby Clark 2019 Expenses Jay […]

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Donations and expenses 2016 – 2013

6Section 112A of the Local Electoral Act 2001 requires every candidate at any election to file a Return of Electoral Donations and Expenses within 55 days of the official declaration of the election results.  All returns filed under this section are to be made available for public inspection for a period of seven years and […]

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