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Week 2 begins Monday 19 August 2019

The next local government elections are on Saturday 12 October 2019. Local elections are held every three years.




Nominations have now closed!

Nominations for candidates for this year's elections are now closed.  A final list of candidates will be announced on this website and by public notice, early next week.

Have a sneak peak at who might be your next Mayor or councillor...

View the list of candidates

Delivery of voting papers will commence on Friday 20 September.

Voting closes at noon Saturday 12 October 2019.

Standing for local government
He whai takiwā mō te Kaunihera a rohe

Want to know about what roles you can stand for, how councils work, and what you’ll be doing as an elected member? 

Check out our candidates guide to local authority elections [PDF, 1.8 MB] pdf.gif

Other useful documents


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.

Who can stand?

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.

More information is available in our candidates guide to local authority elections [PDF, 1.8 MB] 

Don't leave it to the last minute

All nomination material must be provided together, and must be in the hands of the electoral officer or an electoral official no later than noon on Friday 16 August 2019. Including those that are posted.

We recommend you get all nomination material to us by Monday 12 August to ensure we have time to verify your information before the deadline. We don't want any keen candidates missing out on having their nomination accepted in time.

Nomination papers online:

(complete online, print it off, add the required signatures, deliver the completed form)

Nomination papers will be also available 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.

Nominations received

View the list of nominations received.

To be elected

  • 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).

Key Dates

19 Jul 2019 Nominations open
16 Aug 2019 Nominations close at 12 noon
21 Aug 2019 Candidate details published
20 - 25 Sep 2019 Voting papers mailed out to registered voters
12 Oct 2019 until noon Voting day

Are you enrolled to vote?

You should have received your enrolment papers in the post by now. 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. 

Contact us

Election servicesFor 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

More information

If you would like more information on how the First Past the Post (FPP) voting system works, please check the Department of Internal Affairs' website at

For information on councils in general go to

For more information on the pōtitanga ā-rohe (local elections) go to


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Voting period

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.