Voting now open

Invercargill and Bluff voters are now able to cast their votes in the 2019 local body elections.

Voting papers have been mailed out to registered voters, with all papers expected to be delivered by Wednesday 25 September. People who have not received their voting papers by then should contact the Invercargill City Council Electoral Officer on 0800 300 048.

If you have not enrolled to vote, you may still be able to cast a special vote. Contact the Electoral Officer if you would like to know more about this.

Voting closes at midday on 12 October, so voters should make sure they post their papers well before the closing date to make sure they are received in time, or they can hand-deliver them to Council right up until the deadline.

Voting papers will include a Candidate Booklet, which includes profile statements from each candidate, as well as clear instructions on how to vote.

In the Invercargill City area, voters will have the opportunity to elect candidates for the Invercargill City Council, Environment Southland, Invercargill Licensing Trust, and Southern District Health Board.

Candidates for the Bluff Community Board have been elected unopposed, given the same amount of candidates stepped forward for election as there are vacancies.

The new Bluff Community Board includes incumbents Ray Fife, Gloria Henderson and Ram Laidlaw, as well as newcomers Tammi Topi and Noel Peterson.

View candidate profile statements here.