Voting in Local Government Elections

​Local government elections give you a chance to have a say on who will make decisions on behalf of our community on matters that affect us all.  The Ashburton District Council elections were held in October 2016.


If you're an Ashburton district resident and already enrolled on the parliamentary electoral roll for the general election, you're automatically enrolled to vote in the 2016 local government elections.  If you're not on the parliamentary electoral roll in the Ashburton district and want to enrol, or  if you're not sure if you're enrolled and want to check, visit or call 0800 36 76 56.

 What is the Ratepayer Electoral Roll?

If you pay rates on a property in a different area to where you live, you may be eligible to enrol on the non-resident ratepayer electoral roll.  A company or society paying property rates can also qualify as a ratepayer elector.

Learn more from this pamphlet and if you think you are eligible you can download the Ratepayer Enrolment Form or pick one up from the Council's administration office at 5 Baring Square West, Ashburton.  ​


Page reviewed: 13 Feb 2017 10:00am