Local Elections 2019
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 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|
|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 for the 2019 local elections are:
|By 19 July 2019||Public notice of election,calling for nominations, roll open for inspection|
|Friday 19 July 2019||Nominations open. Electoral Roll opens for inspection.|
|Friday 16 August 2019||Nominations 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 2019||Delivery of voting documents|
|20 September – 12 October 2019||Voting and Special voting period. Early processing period.|
|12 October 2019||Election Day (voting closes at 12 Noon). Progress/Preliminary results announced.|
|12 - 17 October 2019||Official 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:
- Local Electoral Act 2001;
- Local Electoral Regulations 2001;
- NZ Public Health and Disability Act 2000;
- Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012;
- Local Government Act 2002
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.
Last updated: 16 Dec 2019