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2019 Local Body Elections

The next triennial local body elections will be held in October 2019.

Key dates for the 2019 elections are:

From 17 July                       Elections will be advertised and nominations called

19 July                                Nominations open

16 August                           Nominations close at midday

20 September                    Voter packs mailed to electors. Voting opens

12 October                         Voting closes at midday. Progress result ASAP thereafter

By 17 October                   Official result released

From 17 October              Official result advertised.

Thinking of standing?

A candidate handbook [PDF, 3014 KB] for the 2019 election is now available. Nomination forms will be available in early July 2019.

An information evening for candidates in Selwyn will be held at the Selwyn District Council offices, 2 Norman Kirk Drive, Rolleston, at 7pm on Thursday 4 July. Anyone considering standing in the elections is welcome to attend.

Enrolling to vote

If you are enrolled as a parliamentary elector you will automatically be placed on 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 or by phoning 0800 36 76 56.

If you pay rates on property within the council area but live outside that area you may be eligible to enrol as a ratepayer elector. A copy of the ratepayer enrolment form  [PDF, 121 KB]can be downloaded.

Further election related documents or links will be available from this page throughout 2019.

Elections will be held for:

1 Mayor

2 councillors to represent the Ellesmere Ward

2 councillors to represent the Malvern Ward

4 councillors to represent the Selwyn Ward

3 councillors to represent the Springs Ward

3 members to represent the Hawkins Subdivision of the Malvern Community Board

2 members to represent the Tawera Subdivision of the Malvern Community Board

2 members to represent the Mid Canterbury Constituency of the Canterbury Regional Council (Environment Canterbury)

7 members to represent the Canterbury District Health Board

Previous Election Results:

2016 - 2013 - 2010 - 2007


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

You can also enter your details to find out what ward you are in, on the Electoral Commission's enrol page.

Further information:

Email or phone the council.