Local Elections for City, District and Regional Councils, District Health Boards and Licensing Trusts will be held on Saturday 8 October 2016. In Timaru District, elections will be held for:
|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 Constituency)||FPP||1 Councillor|
|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 pages as it becomes available:
- Elections 2016 - Notice of Local Elections
- Pre Election Report
- Elections 2016 - Further Notice of Election
Refer below for the key dates for the 2016 elections:
|By 15 July 2016||Public notice of election, calling for nominations, roll open for inspection|
|Friday 15 July 2016||Nominations open. Electoral Roll opens for inspection.|
|Friday 12 August 2016||Nominations close at 12 NOON. Electoral Roll closes|
|Wed 17 August 2016 (as soon as practicable)||Public notice of day of election, candidates’ names|
|16 - 21 September 2016||Delivery of voting documents|
|16 September – 8 October 2016||Voting and Special voting period. Early processing period.|
|8 October 2016||Election Day (voting closes at 12 Noon). Progress/Preliminary results announced.|
|8 - 13 October 2016||Official Count|
|13 - 19 October 2016 (as soon as practicable)||Declaration of Final Result/Public Notice of results|
The elections you 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 Local Electoral Act 2001, the Local Electoral Regulations 2001, NZ Public Health and Disability Act 2000, Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 and the Local Government Act 2002.
Keep an eye on this page for further updates.