Local Government Elections are held every three years, giving Residents and Ratepayers the opportunity to vote for whoever they think will best represent their community as the Hauraki District Mayor and Councillors in their Ward.
The next election will take place, by postal vote, on Saturday 12 October 2019.
- A Mayor elected at large across the District
- Councillors (13)
- 4 councillors elected by the electors of the Plains Ward
- 4 councillors elected by the electors of the Paeroa Ward
- 5 councillors elected by the electors of the Waihi Ward
- Waikato Regional Council Members (either 2 members from the Waihou General Constituency or 1 member from the Thames-Coromandel General Constituency or 1 member from the Nga Tai Ki Uta Maori Constituency)
- District Health Board Members (7 members from the Counties Manukau District Health Board; no 2019 election to be held for Waikato District Health Board due to commissioner being appointed).
Nominations of candidates open on Friday 19 July 2019 and close at noon on Friday 16 August. Candidate information will be available from Wednesday 21 August.
Nomination papers will be available during this period from:
- Ngatea Office, 84 Orchard West Road, Ngatea
- Waihi Office, 40 Rosemont Road, Waihi
- Paeroa Office, 1 William Street, Paeroa
- telephoning the electoral office on 0800 922 822.
To be eligible to stand for election, a candidate must be:
- a New Zealand citizen (by birth or naturalisation ceremony); and
- enrolled as a Parliamentary elector (anywhere in New Zealand); and
- nominated by two electors whose names appear on the electoral roll within the respective area that a candidate is standing for.
Detailed candidate information handbooks will be available from the electoral office from May 2019.
Everyone enrolled to vote by Friday 16 August 2019 will get their voting papers sent to them in the mail from Friday 20 September 2019.
Electors may post their completed voting documents back to the electoral officer using the orange pre-paid envelope sent with their voting document.
Those eligible to vote in the election are all resident electors and non-resident ratepayer electors whose names appear on the electoral roll when it closes on Friday 16 August 2019. The Preliminary Electoral Roll will be available for public inspection from Friday 19 July 2019 to Friday 16 August 2019 at all Council offices and libraries.
Resident Roll: All parliamentary electors, including those on the Maori Electoral Roll, are automatically enrolled on the Resident Roll, at the address where they live.
Any alterations to the Resident Roll (eg change of address details, including new postal addresses) should be made by:
- completing the appropriate form at any post shop;
- phoning 0800 ENROLNOW (0800 367 656)
- accessing the Electoral Commission website on www.elections.org.nz
Ratepayer Roll: If a person is on the parliamentary roll in one area and pays rates on a property in another area, this person may be eligible to be enrolled on the non-resident ratepayer roll. A firm, company, corporation or society paying rates on a property may nominate one of its members or officers as a ratepayer elector (provided the nominated person resides outside the area).
Ratepayer Roll enrolment forms are available at all Council offices and libraries, by accessing www.hauraki-dc.govt.nz, or or by phoning the electoral office on 0800 922 822.
The first past the post (FPP) electoral system will be used for all elections except for the Counties Manukau District Health Board which will use the single transferable voting (STV) electoral system.
Voting documents will be sent to all eligible electors, by post, from Friday 20 September 2019.
The voting period is three weeks (Friday 20 September 2019 to noon Saturday 12 October 2019). Electors may post their completed voting documents back to the electoral officer using the orange pre-paid envelope sent with their voting document.
Polling places for the issuing of special voting documents and for the receiving of completed voting documents will be available from Friday 20 September 2019 to noon Saturday 12 October 2019 at all Council offices.
To be counted, all completed voting documents must be in the hands of the electoral officer or an electoral official by noon Saturday 12 October 2019.
Progress results will be known early afternoon, and preliminary results will be known early on Sunday morning, 13 October 2019. These will be accessible here on Council’s website.
|19 Jul 2019||Nominations open|
|16 Aug 2019||Nominations close|
|21 Aug 2019||Candidate details published|
|20 - 25 Sep 2019||Voting papers mailed out to registered voters|
|12 Oct 2019 until noon||Voting day|
If you are not enrolled to vote before 16 August there is still time. Check your enrolment details or get enrolled:
- visit Elections
- call 0800 36 76 56
- visit any Post Shop for an enrolment form.
For further information regarding this election, please contact the electoral office:
Dale Ofsoske, Electoral Officer
Hauraki District Council
C/o PO Box 5135, Wellesley Street, Auckland 1141
Phone: 0800 922 822