2013 Local body elections
Local body elections are held every three years to give the public the opportunity to vote for who they want to be their Mayor and the Councillors they think will best represent their community.
The elections are being conducted by postal vote and this year's election will be held on Saturday 12 October 2013.
Dates to watch out for:
Friday 19 July 2013
(*Friday 26 July 2013 if no legislative change)
Noon, Friday 16 August 2013
(*Friday 23 August 2013 if no legislative change)
|Delivery of voting documents
||Friday 20 September 2013
|Appointment of scruitneers
||By noon, Friday 11 October 2013
|Removal of election signs
||By midnight, Friday 11 October 2013
|Close of voting
||Noon, Saturday 12 October 2013
|Preliminary results available
||As soon as practicable after close of voting, Saturday 12 October 2013
||Thursday 17 October 2013
|Return of expense form
||By Friday 13 October 2013
Waikato district wards
Currently Waikato district is divided into 11 wards.
View the existing Waikato district overview, ward and community board maps
Our final ward and community board boundaries for the 2013 election as determined by the Local Government Commission in February 2013 can be viewed below. *Please note that these boundaries do not take effect until 12 October 2013.
Waikato district ward overview
Community boards overview
Awaroa ki Tuakau Ward
Hukanui Waeranga Ward
Onewhero Te Akau Ward
If you wish to stand for Mayor, Councillor or Community Board Member a candidate information booklet will be available soon.
For further information please contact:
Electoral Officer Maria Edgar
Phone 07 824 8633
Election signage in the Waikato district
Election signs must comply with the standards and terms of the relevant zone in the Waikato District Plan. If an election sign does not comply then a resource consent must be obtained from the council.
Election sign requirements - Waikato district
How to enrol
It’s easy to enrol to vote if:
• You are 18 years or older
• You are a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident
• You have lived in New Zealand for more than one year continuously at some time in your life
To get an enrolment form visit the elections website www.elections.org.nz and enrol or update your details online.
For more information visit www.elections.org.nz