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Local Elections 2022
Local Elections for City, District and Regional Councils, District Health Boards and Licensing Trusts will be held on Saturday 8 October 2022.
Local Elections in the Timaru District
|Local Authority||Electoral System||No. of Candidates elected|
|Timaru District Council|
|Mayor||First Past The Post (FPP)||1|
|Council (9 Councillors):|
|Geraldine Community Board||FPP||6 Members|
|Pleasant Point Community Board||FPP||5 Members|
|Temuka Community Board||FPP||5 Members|
|Environment Canterbury (South Canterbury/Ōtuhituhi Constituency)||FPP||2 Members|
|Geraldine Licensing Trust||FPP||6 Members|
Information of interest to voters and candidates will be placed on these webpages as it becomes available. Information on these elections pages is currently being updated and will be available shortly:
Key dates for the 2022 local elections are:
|By 15 July 2022||Public notice of election,calling for nominations, roll open for inspection|
|Friday 15 July 2022||Nominations open. Electoral Roll opens for inspection.|
|Friday 12 August 2022||Nominations close at 12 NOON. Electoral Roll closes.|
|Wednesday 17 August 2022 (as soon as practicable)||Public notice of day of election, candidates’ names|
|16 - 21 September 2022||Delivery of voting documents|
|16 September – 8 October 2022||Voting and Special voting period. Early processing period.|
|8 October 2022||Election Day (voting closes at 12 Noon). Progress/Preliminary results announced.|
|8 - 13 October 2022||Official Count|
|13 - 19 October 2022 (or as soon as practicable)||Declaration of Final Result/Public Notice of results|
The elections you can vote in depend on where you live in the district. The elections are held by postal vote.
The Timaru District Council and Geraldine Licensing Trust elections are both conducted under the First Past the Post (FPP) system.
The elections are conducted under the:
- Local Electoral Act 2001;
- Local Electoral Regulations 2001;
- Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012;
- Local Government Act 2002
More about local government and elections can be found on this page - www.votelocal.co.nz
These will be added when available (see timetable above).
This will be available at the end of July.
Elections - Frequently Asked Questions
This is currently being updated and will be available shortly.
Keep an eye on these pages for further updates.