Local Body Elections 2019

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:

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.

Electoral Officer Contact Details

Anthony Morton

Electoral Officer

Ph 0800 398 683 or email iro@electionz.com

Enrolling to vote

You need to be enrolled on either the residential roll OR on the ratepayer electoral roll (people who do not live in Invercargill but own property).

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What you can vote for

Successful candidates are elected for a term of three years. NOTE: There is no Southern District Health Board election in 2016.

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If you are enrolled to vote, you will receive a voting document and candidate information booklet in the post.

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Standing as a candidate

If you are interested in standing as a local authority , there are restrictions on the positions you can stand for.

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