2019 Election

The local body elections were held on Saturday, 12 October 2019. 

Final Result 

The Final Result is now available below.

Final Result - Horowhenua District Council 2019 Triennial Elections(PDF, 56KB)

Preliminary Result

The preliminary result is now available below.

Preliminary Result - Horowhenua District Council 2019 Triennial Elections(PDF, 53KB)


Horowhenua is divided into four wards.

Registered voters elect a Mayor and ten Councillors who represent four wards – the wards and number of Councillors associated with each ward are:

  • Levin – five Councillors
  • Kere Kere Ward – two Councillors
  • Waiopehu – two Councillors
  • Miranui – one Councillor

As well as the Council, voters will also elect:

  • Five members of the Foxton Community Board
  • Two members to represent the Horowhenua Kairanga Constituency of the Manawatū -Whanganui Regional Council (Horizons)
  • Seven members of the MidCentral District Health Board.

Pre-Election Report

Our Pre-Election Report is available below.

2019 Local Government Elections Pre-Election Report - Horowhenua District Council(PDF, 9MB)

Candidate Handbook & Information

Our handbook for election candidates is available below.

2019 Local Government Elections Candidate Handbook - Horowhenua District Council(PDF, 9MB) (updated 26 July 2019)

If you are considering standing for the District Health Board then you can find out more information on the Ministry of Health website.

Electionz.com has produced a presentation for people nominated for election – you can download a copy below.

Election 2019 - Candidate Briefing Presentation - 5 August 2019(PDF, 6MB)

Enrol, Check or Update your enrolment details

If you're enrolled as a parliamentary elector you will automatically be placed on the Council’s electoral roll as a residential elector – you can check to see if your details are correct or you can enrol at elections.org.nz or call 0800 36 76 56 to find out more.

For more information about how elections are held in Horowhenua, please contact our Electoral Officer, Warwick Lampp – 0800 398 683 or nrr@electionz.com

Who is electionz.com?

electionz.com is New Zealand’s leading election management company.  electionz.com has managed more than 3,500 elections and processed almost 100 million postal and online votes in NZ and Australia since 2000.

It is contracted by forty-two councils, four regional councils and ten District Health Boards in New Zealand to carry out their three-yearly local body elections.  Other clients include organisations such as Fonterra, lawyers, accountants, doctors, teachers, engineers, school boards, unions, iwi, private companies and many other groups that require elections.

Based in Christchurch, electonz.com is firmly focused on making participating in the democratic process as easy as possible for all New Zealanders.  The company’s integrated database and vote processing systems have been independently certified.

You can contact electionz.com by calling 0800 398 683 or by emailing info@electionz.com.

Who is our Electoral Officer?

Profile image of Warwick Lampp from electionz.com.

Warwick Lampp is the Chief Returning Officer for electonz.com – an independent company that helps its clients hold elections.

Mr Lampp has been involved in local body elections for over 30 years.  Born in Marton in Rangitikei, he completed a business studies degree at Massey University before moving into a local government career, then election management.

Now a resident of Tauranga, he travels New Zealand helping councils, including Horowhenua District Council, to manage its elections.  Warwick is also Electoral Officer at Rangītikei, Manawatū, Palmerston North City and the MidCentral District Health Board, to name a few.

You can contact Warwick by emailing wlampp@electionz.com or by calling 0800 398 683.