Local authority elections

Local authority elections are taking place in 2022. Voting will open on Friday 16 September 2022 and close at noon on Saturday 8 October 2022.

Find out more about the elections.

Electoral rolls

A full set of local body electoral rolls are held at each of our libraries (except the Mobile Library).
Information about getting onto the electoral roll is on the Vote NZ website.

Return of voting papers

Completed voting papers may be returned via post or in person at any Christchurch City Libraries branch during normal opening hours. Voting papers may also be returned to Christchurch City Council service centres or Christchurch City Council Civic Offices at 53 Hereford Street.
Find out more about voting and special votes

Election results

Results of the Christchurch City Council and Canterbury District Health Board elections will be available on the Christchurch City Council website.

Christchurch elections

All resident voters and non-resident ratepayer voters whose names appear on the electoral rolls are eligible to vote in their local government elections.

Christchurch City Council

Elections will be held for the following positions:

  • Mayor of Christchurch City;
  • Christchurch City Councillors (16 councillors in total, with one councillor from each of the 16 wards);
  • Members of the Christchurch Community Boards.

The Christchurch City Council election uses the First Past the Post (FPP) electoral system.
Find out more about the elections.

Environment Canterbury (ECan)

Find out about standing as a candidate, enrolling and voting.

Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB)

DHBs don't exist in the new health system, and Health NZ will not have elected boards or officials. However, the locality model will enable much greater community consultation, involvement, and representation in how care is designed and delivered. The health system will also have other mechanisms to ensure wider consumer, whānau, and community voice in the planning and delivery of services at the regional and national levels. Ultimately, these mechanisms will increase the influence New Zealanders have on our health system.
Find out more.

Local authority election resources

Our community directory CINCH has local government listings.

 See also

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