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The next triennial body elections are in October 2019.
Download the candidate handbook for the 2019 election.
Nominations for the local body elections closed at 12 noon, Friday 16 August.
View the nominations received
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.
Anthony MortonElectoral OfficerPhone: 0800 398 683 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Elections will be held for:
One MayorFive councillors to represent the Ashburton WardTwo councillors to represent the Eastern WardTwo councillors to represent the Western WardFour nominations were received for five vacancies for the Methven Community BoardSix 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.
View the ward boundary maps Ashburton Ward Western / Eastern WardsMethven Community Board
Key dates for the 2019 elections are:
From 17 July Elections will be
advertised and nominations called19 July Nominations
open23 July ADC Candidate Information Evening - 5.30pm, Council Chamber View the presentation16 August Nominations close at
midday20 September Voter packs mailed to
electors. Voting opens12 October Voting closes at
midday. Progress result asap thereafterBy 17
October Official result
October Official result