Local Body Elections
Methven Community Board by-election 2020
The by-election covers the extraordinary vacancy for one Methven Community Board member. The extraordinary vacancy has arisen from insufficient nominations received during the 2019 triennial elections to fill all vacancies on the Methven Community Board.
Voting closed at 12 noon on Tuesday 18 February 2020.
Key dates for the by-election are:
Monday 25 November Nominations opened and preliminary electoral roll available
Monday 23 December Nominations closed at midday
Monday 27 January Delivery of voting papers starts (until Saturday 1 February)
Polling Day Tuesday 18 February 2020
[As more than one nomination was received for this vacancy an election was conducted by postal voting under the First Past the Post electoral system]
The electoral roll is available for inspection at the Council office, 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton; the Ashburton Library, Havelock Street, Ashburton; and the Methven i-Site Visitor Centre, Main Street, Methven.
CAMPBELL, Leonie Nominated by Shirley Lock and Sally Withell
DICKSON, Tammy Nominated by Liz McMillan and Hamish Gilpin
OWEN, Richard Nominated by James Urquhart and Chistopher Rundle
Triennial Elections 2019
Voting closed at 12 noon on Saturday 12 October 2019
Nominations for the local body elections closed at 12 noon, Friday 16 August.
View Candidate contact details for the Ashburton District Council and Ashburton Licensing Trust
The Candidate Profile booklet will be delivered with voting papers from 20-24 September. In the meantime you can look at a preview of statements that candidates have provided. The candidates are listed under the election they are standing for.
Download the candidate handbook for the 2019 election.
Candidates' election expense return forms
Are you enrolled?
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 www.elections.org.nz 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 can be downloaded here.
Further election related documents or links will be available from this page throughout 2019.
Roles to elect
Elections will be held for:
Five councillors to represent the Ashburton Ward
Two councillors to represent the Eastern Ward
Two councillors to represent the Western Ward
Four nominations were received for five vacancies for the Methven Community Board
Six members to represent the Ashburton Licensing Trust
Two members to represent the Mid Canterbury Constituency of the Canterbury Regional Council (ECan)
Seven members to represent the Canterbury District Health Board
In the 2018-19 Representation Review, the number of councillors in the Ashburton District reduced from 12 to nine and some changes were made to ward boundaries. The Ashburton Ward has been extended and includes the area around Lake Hood. The boundary between the Eastern and Western Wards was shifted closer to State Highway One.
Ward boundary maps
View the ward boundary maps or click on the map below for greater detail
Key dates for the 2019 elections are:
From 17 July Elections will be advertised and nominations called
19 July Nominations open
23 July ADC Candidate Information Evening - 5.30pm, Council Chamber View the presentation
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.