This year you will be voting for mayor, councillors and your local community board, as well as Waikato Regional Council.
|Thursday 27 June 2019 at 6pm||Candidate information evening|
|Friday 19 July 2019||Candidate nominations open|
|Friday 16 August 2019 at noon.||Candidate nominations close|
|Friday 20 September 2019||Posting voting period opens|
|Friday 11 October 2019 at 12 noon||Scrutineer appointment deadline|
|Saturday 12 October 2019 at 12 noon||Election day and progressive results|
|Sunday 13 October 2019||Preliminary results|
|Thursday 17 October - Wednesday 23 October 2019 ||Declaration of results|
Why should I vote?
This is YOUR chance to say who you want to represent you and your community for the next three years. Councillors can make decisions that impact Waipā residents on a daily basis; including roads, parks and reserves, toilets, dogs, town planning, wastewater, stormwater and water supply (plus a whole lot more!). Visit www.waipatikitour.co.nz to find out more about what Council does.
What if I want to run for election?
If you do, that's great! Here are some key dates for 2019 you need to know:
- 27 June – candidate information evening
- 19 July – nominations open
- 16 August – candidate nominations close at 12 noon
- 21 August – candidate details are published
Candidate information evening
Head along to our candidate information evening at 6pm, Thursday 27 June so you can learn more about what being an elected member involves. Find out how to become a candidate and have your questions answered by our helpful team.
Held at the Don Rowlands Centre , Mighty River Domain. Light refreshments will be provided.
Nominations for the elected member positions will open on Friday 19 July 2019 and close at 12 noon on Friday 16 August 2019.
Nomination papers will be available during this period:
- from Te Awamutu council building, 101 Bank Street, Te Awamutu
- from Cambridge council building, 23 Wilson Street, Cambridge
- By accessing www.waipadc.govt.nz/elections
- By phoning 0800 924 723
First time voting or not sure how to vote? Click here
to find out how to vote in the 2019 elections.
If you're considering standing for elections, it would pay to get familiar with these plans and reports:
You can see what to expect by checking out the meetings and workshops calendar and attending an upcoming public meetings.
Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has developed a candidates guide to local authority elections.
Click here for Waipa District Council’s candidate handbook.
Elections 2019 - FAQ.pdf
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