Local Elections 2019


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Local Elections for City, District and Regional Councils, District Health Boards and Licensing Trusts will be held on Saturday 12 October 2019.

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 Ward
FPP1 Councillor
  • Pleasant Point-Temuka Ward
FPP2 Councillors
  • Timaru Ward
FPP6 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) FPP2 Members
South Canterbury District Health Board Single Transferable Vote (STV) 7 Members
Geraldine Licensing Trust FPP 6 Members

Information of interest to voters and candidates will be placed on these webpages as it becomes available. You can read more about elections on the following pages:

Key Dates

Key dates for the 2019 local elections are:

By 19 July 2019Public notice of election,calling for nominations, roll open for inspection
Friday 19 July 2019Nominations open. Electoral Roll opens for inspection.
Friday 16 August 2019Nominations close at 12 NOON. Electoral Roll closes.
Wed 21 August 2019 (as soon as practicable)Public notice of day of election, candidates’ names
20 - 25 September 2019Delivery of voting documents
20 September – 12 October 2019Voting and Special voting period. Early processing period.
12 October 2019Election Day (voting closes at 12 Noon). Progress/Preliminary results announced.
12 - 17 October 2019Official Count
17 - 23 October 2019 (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 conducted under the First Past the Post (FPP) system. The South Canterbury District Health Board elections are conducted using the Single Transferable Vote (STV) system. More information on the STV system can be found at www.stv.govt.nz.

The elections are conducted under the:

Public Notices

Pre-Election Report

Council have completed a pre-election report. Refer here for further information.

Elections - Frequently Asked Questions

Keep an eye on these pages for further updates.