Elections

Local Government elections are held throughout New Zealand every three years. This includes elections for the Horowhenua District Council, Horizons Regional Council and the MidCentral District Health Board (MCDHB).

The next elections will be held on 12 October 2019. Use this section to find information on this process, look up the details of previous elections, ensure you are enrolled to vote in the next elections, understand how our electoral system works, and learn more about the Ward system.

2019 Elections Timetable

1 July 2019 Enrolment campaign beings
19 July 2019 Candidate nominations open and roll opens for public inspection
19 July 2019 Receipt of candidate nominations
16 August 2019 12pm Candidate nominations close and roll closes
21 August Public notice of candidate’s names
20 - 25 September 2019 Voting documents delivered
20 September 2019 - 12 October 2019 Progressive roll scrutiny, special voting period, early processing
12 October 2019 12pm Election day – voting closes midday
12 October 2019 Preliminary results
17 - 23 October 2019 Declaration of results
October/November Elected members’ swearing in ceremonies