✅ Vote Murihiku 2022

Invercargill City Council, Southland District Council, Gore District Council and Environment Southland are coming together in collaboration for Vote Murihiku 2022.

We want to see as many people as possible across Murihiku Southland taking part in the elections this year to ensure your voice is heard around our Council tables.

Follow our Facebook page for updates on Vote Murihiku 2022 and the local government elections.


Key dates

22 JUN

Candidates briefing session


Pre-election period

15 JUL

Nominations open

12 AUG

Nominations close

16 SEP

Voting opens


Election day


The next Council Elections will be on 8 October 2022

🗳️ Thinking about running?

Visit the Taituara website for information on being a candidate:


What can I stand for?

We completed a Representation Review in 2021 to confirm that People would be able to stand for in this year’s elections.

You will be able to stand for the following at Council:

  • 1 Mayor
  • 12 Councillors – voted at large across the City district
  • 5 Members of the Bluff Community Board

We will also run the elections for the Invercargill Licencing Trust – 6 Members and 6 Councillors to represent the Invercargill- Rakiura Constituency of the Southland Regional Council (Environment Southland).


Candidate Briefing Session

There will be a Briefing Session held for all people interested in being a candidate on 22 June 2022.

This session will cover information on what you need to do to be a candidate, and includes practical advice on how to get your nomination form in, what documents you need, where to go to do this and information on things like where you can place your campaign signs.

We will update this page once the location and time have been determined.


Ratepayers Electors Enrolments

Do you own property in another Council district? If so you might be eligible to become a Ratepayer Elector. Click here to learn more.


Get ready to vote in September!

 The Electoral Commission looks after enrolments for voting. You will all soon receive a letter form the Commission to confirm your enrolment. If you are uncertain if you are enrolled, have recently turned 18, become a Resident or moved you may want to check if you are enrolled!

You can also ring the Electoral Commission, anytime, on 0800 36 76 56

Or- you can contact us and we can post out a form for you to fill in and return to the Electoral Commission- it is even free postage.


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.



Electoral Officer Contact Details

The Electoral Officer is responsible for the conduct of the election.

Anthony Morton
Electoral Officer
Phone: 0800 300 048
Email: iro@electionz.com

Michael Morris
Deputy Electoral Officer
Phone: 03 211 8396
Email michael.morris@icc.govt.nz