The Clutha District Council is represented by a
Mayor, who is elected by all of the district's voters, and 14
Councillors. Councillors are elected from eight wards. These are:
- Balclutha Ward (4 members)
- Bruce Ward (3 members)
- Catlins Ward (1 member)
- Clinton Ward (1 member)
- Clutha Valley Ward (1
- Kaitangata-Matau Ward (1
- Lawrence-Tuapeka Ward (1
- West Otago Ward (2 members)
There are also Community Boards for
Lawrence-Tuapeka and West Otago, each made up of 6 members.
Elections are held under the Local Electoral Act
2001, the Local Electoral Regulations 2001 and the Local Government Act 2002.
Enrol to vote
To vote in a local authority election you must be:
- 18 years of age or over,
- Enrolled as a parliamentary
elector at the address where you live; or
- Enrolled as a ratepayer
elector for a property you own in a different district or city from where
If you are already enrolled, you should receive
papers before the next elections in the post outlining the details Elections
New Zealand holds. If those details are correct, you need do nothing. If they
are not correct, or you do not received anything in the mail, go online
to www.elections.org.nz, call 0800 367 656, or complete the appropriate
form at any Post Shop before the Electoral Roll closes for that election.
If you live in one area and pay rates on a property
in another then you may qualify to enrol on the ratepayer electoral roll.
Contact the electoral office on 0800 922 822.
Please note that if you are on the Parliamentary
electoral roll you will automatically be on the local authority residential