General Elections

Local Elections 2022

New Zealand general elections are held every 3 years. The Council does not have any responsibility for or involvement in General Elections or with Members of Parliament.

Are you enrolled to vote?

To enrol please go to website.

To find out if you are enrolled to vote you will need to check the Parliamentary Rolls. The latest copy of all Parliamentary Rolls is available at NZ Post outlets.

An enrolment update pack is always posted to all enrolled electors before elections. If you need to update your personal enrolment details, complete the form, sign it, and post it back.

You can check and update your details or enrol on the Elections website or at any NZ Post shop.

Enrol now. It's quick and easy to do it online at

Who are Timaru District's MPs?

Contact details for current local Members of Parliament can be found in the phone book and on the internet.

If you're using the phone book, you'll find listings and contact details under:

  • M - Members of Parliament - local MPs listed by name and by electorate
  • Blue pages - Members of Parliament

The Electoral Commission

The Electoral Commission are responsible for running national general elections. There is not a local office in Timaru District. To contact the Electoral Commission, go to, phone 0800 36 76 56, Freetext 3676 or go to the following listings in the phone book:

  • N - NZ Post - Registrar of Electors
  • Blue pages - Election Information

Last updated: 24 Feb 2021