Previous election results and information

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.  
View the current Ashburton District Council elected member salaries

The Remuneration Authority has released the Local Government Members (2019/20) Determination 2019 which sets out the salaries for the current elected members from 1 July 2019 until October 2019.  After the new Council takes office,  an Amending Determination will be issued by the Remuneraton Authority with the new elected members' salaries.

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 ​​​

Candidate Donation and Expense Returns

Ashburton Ward
Eastern Ward
Western Ward
Methven Community Board
Methven Community Board By-election
Ashburton Licensing Trust

View the 2016 candidate donaton and expense returns​

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

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