​​​​​​​​Local body elections are held every three years.  The next local body election will be held on Saturday 12 October 2019. 

​Key Dates

  • 23 July - Candidate Information Evening
  • ​19 July - Nominations open
  • 16 August - Nominations close at midday
  • 20 September - Voting opens.
  • 12 October - Voting closes at midday
  • 17 October - Official result released

Nomination Forms

Clutha District Council

Clutha Health Incorporated

Clutha Licensing Trust
For nomination forms for the following listed below, which are not handled by the Clutha District Council Electoral Officer but are in the Clutha District, click on the appropriate links.
The elections will be conducted under the provisions of the Local Electoral Act 2001 and the Local Electoral Regulations 2001 and will be undertaken by Election Services, under contract to Clutha District Council.​

​Elections will be held for:

  • ​Balclutha Ward (4)
  • Bruce Ward (3)
  • Catlins Ward (1)
  • Clinton Ward (1)
  • Clutha Valley Ward (1)
  • Kaitangata-Matau Ward (1)
  • Lawrence-Tuapeka Ward (1)
  • West Otago Ward (2)
  • Lawrence-Tuapeka Community Board (6)
  • West Otago Community Board (6)

  • Ward 1 (Balclutha) (3)
  • Ward 2 (Tokomairiro) (2)
  • Ward 3 (Kaitangata) (1)
  • Ward 4 (Lawrence) (1)
  • Ward 5 (Owaka) (1)
  • Ward 6 (Clinton) (1)

  • Ward 1 (Tapanui) (1)
  • Ward 6 (Wyndham) - part (1)
  • Ward 7 (Tokanui) - part (1)

Ratepayer Enrolment Form

Elections Information 

​Below is a list of publications and forms that will provide you with more information about the 2019 Elections.

Pre-Election Report

The Pre-Election Report provides both voters and candidates with information about the key issues facing the Clutha District Council.

Its purpose is to promote public discussion about these issues in the lead up to the 2019 local body election.

Download the 2019 Pre-Election Report

Boundary Maps

​​During 2018, Clutha District Council undertook a representation arrangements review (a review of wards, community boards, boundaries, number of elected members etc). 

The final proposal, as confirmed by the Local Government Commission, retains the existing number of councillors, wards, community board members and community boards but with some slightly modified ward and community board boundaries.  Click here to view the map.


​​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 you live.

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 36 76 56, 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 electoral roll.

​Policy on Election H​​oardings

​​​​​Click here to view our Policy on Election Signs.​

Electoral Officer

​​Dale Ofsoske
Clutha District Council
C/o P O Box 5135, Wellesley Street
Auckland 1141
Email: info@electionservices.co.nz​
Phone: 0800 922 822

Page reviewed: 02 Aug 2019 4:32pm