Stand as a Candidate - Local Election 2022

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Get involved. Stand for election

From 21 September 2022, you can vote in council elections to select your Mayor and Councillors.  Have you thought about helping to shape your community by standing as a candidate?

Local government enables communities, through their elected representatives, to make decisions about the way your district works. By being an elected member of Council you’ll be making a positive difference for your community today and into the future.


Nominations for candidates open 15 July 2022 and close 12 August 2022.

HOLD THE DATE! If you would like more information, Kaikōura District Council are holding an Election Candidate evening on 13 July @ 7.30pm at Council offices.

In the meantime you can also visit our Local Elections 2022 webpage for more information including, a Candidate's Guide & Guide to Local Government