Local Body Elections
Local body elections are held every three years. The next triennial local body elections will be held on Saturday, 8 October 2022.
Elections will be held for two councillors to represent the Buller Constituency, three councillors to represent the Grey Constituency and two councillors to represent the Westland Constituency.
Key dates for the 2022 elections:
From 13 July Elections will be advertised and nominations called
- 15 July Nominations open
- 12 August Nominations close at midday
- 16 September Voter packs mailed to electors. Voting opens.
- 8 October Voting closes at midday. Progress result asap thereafter.
- By 13 October Official result released
- From 13 October Official result advertised.
Nominations must be in the hands of the Electoral Officer before 12 noon on Friday 12 August 2022. All nomination documents must be submitted at the same time. For assistance phone the tollfree helpline: 0800 666 048.
Nomination forms can be delivered to:
- Buller District Council office, 6/8 Brougham Street, Westport
- West Coast Regional Council, 388 Main South Road, Greymouth
- Westland District Council office, 36 Weld Street, Hokitika
Or scan and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t leave it until the last minute – if there is a problem with your nomination for, you will need enough time to fix it before nominations close.
To find out who has made a nomination so far go to: https://www.electionz.com/LGENominations/EL5751WC_candidates.htm
The Pre-Election Report is a means to inform the regional community and to promote public discussion about any financial issues facing the Council.
The preparation and timing of a pre-election report is a mandatory requirement for all councils in New Zealand under the Local Government Act 2022. As is required by law, the Pre-Election Report is prepared by the Council’s Chief Executive and not the current elected Council members.
A copy of the report can be downloaded here
Interested in voting?
If you’re enrolled on the parliamentary electoral roll, you’ll be able to vote for your constituency representatives on the West Coast Regional Council, as well as for the your District Mayor, local councilors and Development West Coast representatives.
You can check or update your enrolment details at votenz: https://vote.nz/
Local Government Elections Webinar - Information for councillors and candidates intending to stand for election to local authorities this year.
Electoral Officer, Anthony Morton, Ph 0800 666 048 or email email@example.com
Deputy Electoral Officer, Nichola Costley, Ph 0508 800 118 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Further election related documents or links will be available from this page throughout 2022.