​​​​​​​​​​​​​Waipā's next Local Government election will be held on Saturday 12 October 2019. This is your chance to choose the people who will lead Waipā for the next three years! 

This year you will be voting for mayor, councillors and your local community board, as well as Waikato Regional Council.​

Not sure what Council does? Take a tiki tour and find out! www.waipatikitour.co.nz

www.waipatikitour.co.nz  Key D​​​ates

Thursday 27 June 2019 at 6pmCandidate information evening
Friday 19 July 2019Candidate nominations open
Friday 16 August 2019 at noon.Candidate nominations close
Friday 20 September 2019Posting voting period opens
Friday 11 October 2019 at 12 noonScrutineer appointment deadline
Saturday 12 October 2019 at 12 noonElection day and progressive results
Sunday 13 October 2019Preliminary 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 h​ere to find out how to vote in the 2019 elections.

Important documents

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 candidat​es guide​​ ​to local authority elections. 

Click here​ for Waipa District Council’s candidate handbook. 

Elections 2019 - FAQ.pdf

Key contacts

Electoral Officer

Warwick Lampp
3/3 Pukaki Road
Christchurch 8042
New Zealand
021 498 517

Deputy Electoral Officer

Jo Gread
07 872 0080​​

Page reviewed: 18 Jun 2019 11:25am