Voting

Invercargill City Council uses the postal voting method to elect its members.

If you are enrolled to vote, you will receive a voting document and candidate information booklet in the post, and a Freepost return envelope. Voting documents are sent out to all eligible voters three weeks before Election Day 12 October. You need to complete and return your papers to the Electoral Officer by no later than 12 noon on Election Day 12 October.

The Invercargill City Council, Southland Regional Council (Environment Southland) and Invercargill  Licensing Trust use the First Past the Post system, while the Southern District Health Board uses the Single Transferable Vote system.

Special voting
You can apply for a special vote during the three week voting period if one of these situations applies:

  • Your name does not appear on the final electoral roll, but you qualify as an elector
  • You did not receive a voting document
  • You spoiled or damaged a voting document previously posted to you
  • Your name appears on the unpublished electoral roll

You can apply for a special vote by:

  • contacting the Deputy Electoral Officer, or officials.
  • calling into the Invercargill City Council or Bluff Service Centre offices during the three-week period before Election Day.

When completing a special vote, you will also need to fill in a statutory declaration. This is a legal requirement and protects against possible duplicate voting.

What you can vote for

Successful candidates are elected for a term of three years. In 2019 elections will be held for:

  • Mayor of Invercargill
  • Invercargill City Council : 12 Councillors to be elected
  • Southland Regional Council (Environment Southland): 6 Councillors to be elected for the Invercargill-Rakiura Constituency
  • Southern District Health Board: 3 members

Depending on where you live, you may also vote for:

  • Bluff Community Board: 5 Board Members to be elected
  • Invercargill Licensing Trust:  6 Board Members to be elected

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

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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