Local Elections

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Every three years, all local authorities in New Zealand hold elections on the second Saturday in October using the postal voting method.

Elections will be for the position of Mayor, nine councillors, and Dannevirke and Eketāhuna Community Board members. Councillors are to be elected by three wards - Northern Ward (four Councillors), Southern Ward (four Councillors) and the Māori Ward (1 Councillor).

Warwick Lampp
Electoral Officer 
Phone: 06 374 4080
Email: elections@tararuadc.govt.nz

Lizz Jenkins
Deputy Electoral Officer
Phone: 06 374 4080
Email: elections@tararuadc.govt.nz

Candidate Nomination Information

A full list of 2022 local election nominees and their contact information can be found here

Candidate Profiles

Statements from all the Tararua District Candidates running in the 2022/23 Local Elections.

Daily Voting Returns

Interested in how many voting papers have been returned each day?

From 22 September via the following link you can view information related to the 2022 elections for the 46 entities electionz.com is contracted to, including Tararua District Council:

Election Information Link


Notice of 2022 Triennial Local Authority Elections

This notice provides details of candidate nomination period and availability of preliminary electoral roll for inspection.

Read the notice here


Further Notice of 2022 Triennial Local Authority Elections and Declaration of Elected Candidates

This notice provides details of the confirmed candidates for election, and lists times and dates special voting documents are available at Tararua District's Service Centres for residents who are not listed on the final electoral roll for these elections.

Read the notice here

Vote 2022 Timeline


Enrol To Vote

The Electoral Commission has made it even easier for voters to enrol and update their details. You can enrol or update your details online at vote.nz using your New Zealand driver licence, New Zealand passport or a RealMe verified identity.

Enrol. Vote. Be heard.