Key dates for the 2022 Local Election
Our next local election day is on Saturday 8 October 2022.
If you are enrolled on the parliamentary electoral roll, you can expect to get your voting papers sometime between 16 and 21 September 2022.
Voting will be open from Friday 16 September and closes at 12 noon on Saturday 8 October 2022. See Information for voters for more information about how to enrol and vote.
|1 October 2021 - 15 July 2022||Consider being a candidate|
|20 June 2022||LGNZ Make a Stand free Zoom Session: Building your campaign and social media tips|
|29 June 2022||Candidate Briefing Session #1- everything you need to know about standing for election and what the job involves. Taumarunui Memorial Hall, 149 Hakiaha Street 6pm|
|30 June 2022||Candidate Briefing Session #2 - everything you need to know about standing for election and what the job involves. The Centre (Baptist Church Hall), 14 Seddon Street, Raetihi 6pm|
|15 July 2022||Candidate nominations open|
|27July 2022||LGNZ Make a Stand free Zoom Session: Sharing your story with local media|
|12 August 2022||Candidate nominations close at 12 noon. |
Please be advised that should the documents be received by the Deputy Electoral Officer after the close of nominations, the nomination is invalid. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure all nomination documents are submitted together and that they are all correct. The lodgement of nomination documents should not be left to the last minute. Should a nomination paper be lodged late on the morning nominations close, and/or be incorrectly completed or ineligible nominators are provided, there may not be enough time to correct the situation and the nomination could be invalidated.
|17 August 2022||Public notice of candidates' names|
|30 August 2022||LGNZ Make a Stand free Zoom Session: Authentically engaging with your local communities|
|12 September 2022
||Final electoral roll certified by Electoral Officer|
|Meet the Candidates Evening, 7PM Taumarunui RSA, 10 Marae Street, Taumarunui 3920|
|16 September - 21 September 2022||Voting papers sent to enrolled voters|
|16 September - 8 October 2022||Voting opens|
|19 September 2022||Meet the Candidates Evening, 7PM Theatre Royal, 25 Seddon Street, Raetihi|
|24 September 2022||Meet the Candidates, 5PM Raetihi Marae, 48 Ohakune Raetihi Road|
|26 September 2022||Meet the Candidates, 2PM Morero Marae, next to the Taumarunui Police Station|
|8 October 2022||Election Day - Voting closes at 12 noon|
|8 October 2022||Progress result published|
|14 October - 19 October 2022||Declaration of result / public notice of final result|