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Quick link to Nomination Form page with supporting nomination info.
NOTICE OF 2022 TRIENNIAL LOCAL AUTHORITY ELECTIONS
The following elections will be held by postal vote on Saturday 8 October 2022.
Ruapehu District Council
(Single Transferable Voting electoral system)
- Election of the Mayor
- Election of three councillors for the Ruapehu Māori Ward
- Election of six councillors for the Ruapehu General Ward
- Election of five members of the Ōwhango-National Park Community Board
- Election of five members of the Taumarunui–Ōhura Community Board
- Election of five members of the Waimarino-Waiouru Community Board
Candidate names will be listed in alphabetical order on the voting papers.
Nominations for the listed positions open on Friday 15 July 2022 and must be made on the appropriate nomination form for each position. Nomination forms and a candidate information handbook can be found either on the Ruapehu District Council website, or by request to the electoral officer via the contact options listed below. Completed nomination documents must be received by the electoral officer no later than 12noon on Friday 12 August 2022. Each nomination must be accompanied by a deposit of $200 incl GST, payable by eftpos, cash or on-line banking (see candidate handbook for requirements).
Candidates are encouraged to submit a candidate profile statement and colour photograph with their nomination, for sending out with voting documents to electors. The requirements for profile statements and photos are set out in a candidate handbook which is available with the nomination forms. All nomination documents must be lodged together.
Preliminary electoral rolls for these elections can be inspected at the following locations during office hours from Friday 15 July 2022 to Friday 12 August 2022.
- Ruapehu District Council Office/Library, 59-63 Huia Street, Taumarunui.
- Ohakune Service Centre/Library, Ayr Street, Ohakune.
- Raetihi Service Centre/Library, Seddon St, Raetihi.
Electors may enrol or amend their enrolment details on the residential electoral roll by contacting the Electoral Commission:
- Online at www.vote.nz
- By texting your name and address to 3676 to get a form sent to you
- By calling 0800 36 76 56 to ask for a form to be sent to you
- By email request to [email protected]
Updates to the preliminary electoral roll close at 5pm on Friday 12 August 2022.
Applications for registration as a ratepayer elector are to be made on the non-resident ratepayer elector enrolment form available wherever copies of the electoral rolls are displayed and must be returned to the Ruapehu District Council electoral officer before 5pm Friday 12 August 2022. Online applications for ratepayer elector registration can also be made through the non-resident ratepayer portal: www.electionz.com/ratepayer
Electoral Officer – Ruapehu District Council
PO Box 3138, CHRISTCHURCH 8140
0800 666 048
Representing your community
Under section 19R of the Local Electoral Act 2001, the Local Government Commission determines that for the general election of the Ruapehu District Council to be held on 8 October 2022, the following representation arrangements will apply:
|Ruapehu District Council|
|1 Mayor||Elected at large (by the entire District)|
|6 General Ward Councillors||Ruapehu General Ward comprising the entire District|
|3 Māori Ward Councillors||Ruapehu Māori Ward comprising the entire District|
|5 Elected Members||Waimarino-Waiouru Community Board|
|5 Elected Members||Ōwhango-National Park Community Board|
|5 Elected Members||Taumarunui–Ōhura Community Board|
To read the Local Government Commission's full Determination of Representation Arrangements report click here
Representing your region
Elections will also be held for the Manawatu-Whanganui (Horizons) Regional Council (HRC)
There is a separate candidate handbook for the HRC election available here
|1 Elected Member||Ruapehu General Constituency|
|1 Elected Member||Raki Māori Constituency|
Meet Your 2022 Candidates
The nomination period for the 2022 Ruapehu District Council elections opens 15 July 2022.
Once candidate nominations are processed, the profile statement, photo and contact details for all candidates will be made available. These will be in alphabetical order by surname as per the voting documents. Council does not favour any candidate over another. These pages are to assist voters to learn more about candidates that they can vote for.
Pre-Election Report 2022
See what challenges Ruapehu is facing in the lead up to the 2022 local elections.
Key dates for the 2022 Local Election
Our next local election day is on Saturday 8 October 2022. View the key dates for the local body elections 2022.
Frequently asked questions about enrolling, standing and voting in the local government elections 2022.
Our next local election day is on Saturday 8 October 2022. View the results of previous local body elections here.
Information for Candidates
The 2022 election is an opportunity to run as a candidate for either the Council or Community Boards of the Ruapehu District. Learn more here.
Information for Voters
Find out how to make sure you have your vote in the local body elections 2022
Returns of Electoral Donations and Expenses
The Local Electoral Act requires that Returns must be available for public inspection for seven years. View previous years here.