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Local Body Elections

Triennial Elections 2022

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 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 2022.

Anthony Morton
Electoral Officer
Phone: 0800 398 683 or Email:​

Roles t​o​​ elect

Elections will be held for:

One Mayor
Five councillors to represent the Ashburton Ward
Two councillors to represent the Eastern Ward
Two councillors to represent the Western Ward
Five members to represent 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)

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 map​s

​View the ward boundary maps​ ​ or click on the map below for greater detail

​​Key dates

Key dates for the 2022 elections are:

From 13 July                   Elections will be advertised and nominations called
15 July                             Nominations open
12 August                         Nominations close at midday
16-21 September             Voter packs mailed to electors. Voting opens
8 October                         Voting closes at midday. Progress result asap thereafter
By 13 October                  ​Official result released
From 13 October              Official result advertised.​​​