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Local elections are coming up on 8 October 2022.

Every three years you get to decide who should be making decisions for the future of Selwyn. Local government elections are happening this year. This is your opportunity to help choose a council who will have the best interests of all of our community at heart.

Check the links on these pages for key information on local elections in Selwyn 2022.


Voting in local elections

Find everything you need to know about voting on our Information for voters page

Elections are held by postal vote. If you’re enrolled on the parliamentary electoral roll you will receive your voting papers in the mail around 16-21 September.

Postal voting is open from 16 September to 12 midday on Saturday 8 October 2022.

You will need to fill in the voting form and post it back or drop into ballot boxes at Council locations [PDF, 347 KB], before 12 midday on Saturday 8 October.

Check the daily voting returns page for Selwyn, to see what percentage of votes have come in. This page is updated daily.

Other websites with local elections 2022 information

Candidates – who is standing

Find information on the candidates standing for election in Selwyn on our Who is standing page.

For candidate contact details, check our candidate contact list.

View the candidates’ profile statements

Key dates for local elections

Postal voting is open from 16 September to 12 midday on Saturday 8 October.

Check out the election timeline on our Key dates page.

Public notices

Pre-election Report

The Pre-election Report is a statutory requirement under the Local Government Act, published by all councils prior to each local authority election.

Information for candidates

Background on nomination and candidate requirements, including a copy of the Candidate Handbook, is archived at our Information for candidates page.

Need help?

Deputy Electoral Officer

Phone: 0800 SELWYN (735 996)

Email: electoral.officer@selwyn.govt.nz