Local government elections are held every three years to determine who will be Clutha's mayor, councillors and community board members.
The District Council meets regularly to make many decisions that impact the day-to-day lives of people in the Clutha area. The Council governs a wide range of local services including roads, water systems, rubbish collection, libraries, parks, community centres, dog registration, community and economic development and district planning.
Local government triennial elections were held by postal vote on Saturday 8 October 2022. The next election will be held in 2025.