Local Government Elections are held every three years.
You must be over 18 years old, be a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident and enrolled on the parliamentary electoral roll to stand for election.
To enrol on the electoral roll:
- Complete the appropriate form at any Postshop; or
- Telephone 0800 ENROL NOW (0800 367 656); or
- Access the Electoral Commission's website and enrol or check your details online.
See links below for more information on the 2013 Election.
|Ruapehu District Council - Final Results - 17 October 2013||44kb||View
|Whanganui District Health Board Final Results||16kb||View
|Preliminary Results - 15 October 2013||43kb||View
|Progress Results - 12 October 2013||17kb||View
|Further Notice of Election (Ruapehu Bulletin)||284kb||View
|Further Notice of Election (Ruapehu Press)||217kb||View
|Candidate Contact Details||15kb||View
|Candidate Profile Statements||View
|Ratepayer Enrolment Form||182kb||View
|Ratepayer Enrolment Flowchart||319kb||View
Key Dates for October 2013 Election
- Tuesday 16 July (Ruapehu Bulletin) - Public notice of election.
- Wednesday 17 July (Ruapehu Press) - Public notice of election.
- Friday 19 July - Nominations open and roll open for inspection.
- Friday 16 August (middday) - Nominations close.
- Tuesday 27 August (Ruapehu Bulletin) - Public notice of candidate names.
- Wednesday 28 August (Ruapehu Press) - Public notice of candidate names.
- Friday 20 September to Wednesday 25 September - Voting documents delivered.
- Friday 20 September to Saturday 12 October (midday) - Special Voting period.
- Saturday 12 October (midday) - Election Day - voting closes midday.
- Saturday 12 October (as soon as possible after midday) - Preliminary results available.
- Tuesday 22 October - (Ruapehu Bulletin) - Declaration of results.
- Wednesday 23 October - (Ruapehu Press) - Declaration of results.
- Early November - Elected Members' Swearing In Ceremonies.
For candidates wanting to raise their profile beyond the official candidate profile and newspaper advertising Local Government Online (LGOL) runs a FREE portal profiling candidates for local body elections.
By using vote.co.nz you are able to share more messaging than you can via other campaign activities. You can be sure all your constituents are aware you are standing in the election and gives you an opportunity to explain to voters who you are and why they should vote for you..
Candidates will be able to enter their information for the 2013 Election from Friday 17 May.
See links below for more information or visit www.vote.co.nz.