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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.

View the Final Results

​Key dates

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]

By-election information​​

​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.

​​Nomina​tio​ns received

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


View the voting returns

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

Triennial Elections 2019

Voting closed at 12 noon on Saturday 12 October 2019

View the Final Results
View the Preliminary Results released on Sunday 13 October
View the Progress Results released on Saturday 12 October
View the daily vote return statistics

Nominations received

Nominations for the local body elections closed at 12 noon, Friday 16 August.

View the nominations received

Candidate information

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.

View the Candidate Profile Booklet

Download the candidate handbook for the 2019 election.

Candidates' election expense return forms

2016 ​Nominations Received

​​Nominations for the 2016 elections closed at 12 noon on Friday 12 August 2016.​

View the candidate nominations received and see who nominated the candidates for Council and the  Ashburton Licensing Trust.

View the 2016 Final Results

Results from previous elections

​2013 Triennial Election

View the declaration of result of election for the Ashburton District Council 2013 elections

In the 2013 elections, the number of nominations received for the Eastern Ward (3) and Western Ward (2), and the Methven Community Board did not exceed the number of vacancies and no election was required.

Voters in Ashburton District also had their say in Canterbury District Health Board and Ashburton Licensing
Trust elections.

Methven Community Board By-election

A by-election was held on 11 October 2008 for the extra-ordinary vacancy on the Methven Community Board.

View the Declaration of Result

Winchmore Water Supply Closure Referendum 2014

On Thursday 14 August 2014, the Winchmore Water Supply Closure Referendum was held under the First Past the Post electoral system by postal vote.

The threshold of 75% binding referendum supported closure and the scheme ceased operation on
14 November 2014

View the Declaration of Result
View the final voting returns

Candidate Donation and Expense Returns

How much do elected members get paid?​

Elected members receive salaries that vary depending on the size of each council. The agency responsible for setting salaries is the Remuneration Authority.  Remuneration for each elected member is based on the population the council represents and its annual expenditure, and is adjusted annually based on changes to population and expenditure.  As an elected member you cannot decline to accept your salary.