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This page provides information about the local election process in Selwyn, and our ward boundaries.

Triennial Local Body Elections

Elections for local councils are held every three years. The next triennial local elections in New Zealand will be held in October 2022.

You can find results from previous elections in the links above.

We’ll keep this page updated with new information, forms and links throughout 2022 in the lead-up to the elections.

Representation Review

Local councils are required under the Local Electoral Act 2001 to undertake a Representation Review each six year period.

Selwyn District Council is carrying out a Representation Review in 2021/22. This is expected to result in changes to the number of elected members, ward boundaries and the names of wards.

Final arrangements for the 2022 local elections in Selwyn will be determined by the Local Government Commission by 10 April 2022.

Find more information on the Representation Review (or click the link above).

Local elections 2022

The next triennial local body elections will be held in October 2022.

Key dates for the 2022 elections:

April 2022

Final arrangements determined (wards, ward boundaries and names, number of elected members)

From 13 July

Elections will be advertised and nominations called

15 JulyNominations open
12 AugustNominations close at midday
16-21 SeptemberVoter packs mailed to electors. Voting opens
8 OctoberElection day. Voting closes at midday. Progress result asap thereafter
By 13 OctoberOfficial result released
From 13 OctoberOfficial result advertised.

Thinking of standing for election?

Information for prospective candidates will be available from July 2022. Nomination forms will be available in July 2022, and an information evening for candidates in Selwyn will be held at the Selwyn District Council offices. Anyone considering standing in the elections is welcome to attend.

For reference, see the Candidate Handbook from the 2019 local elections (note that some information will be different for the 2022 election).

Enrolling to vote

If you are enrolled as a parliamentary elector you will automatically be placed on the Council’s electoral roll as a residential elector. If you need to enrol or update existing name or address details on the parliamentary electoral roll, you can do so at any Post Shop, online at www.elections.org.nz or by phoning 0800 36 76 56.

If you pay rates on a property within the Council area but live outside that area you may be eligible to enrol as a ratepayer elector. You can download a copy of the ratepayer enrolment form [PDF, 180 KB].

Previous Election Results:

2019 - 2016 - 2013 - 2010

Wards:

Selwyn district is broken into four wards for election purposes.  The four wards are:

Further information:

Email elections@selwyn.govt.nz or phone the council.