Local Elections 2022

 From 16 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?

Confirmed Candidates

Nominations for candidates are open from 15 July to 12 August. Once nominations are confirmed, you can view the list of confirmed candidates, updated daily. 

Information for Candidates

Nominations for candidates are now open and close 12 August 2022


Before you complete your nomination form, please read:

Get Involved. Enrol to Vote

Are you on the electoral roll?  Anyone who is correctly enrolled can vote in the local elections where they live. Electors have until 12 August to get on the roll before it closes for the local elections. Check and update your enrollment here.

You can vote where you live, and in another area if you pay rates there too. Voters who own property within a local council area, but who usually live outside the area, can also apply to go on the ratepayer roll. They will then be able to vote in the area where they pay rates and the area where they live. To go on the ratepayer roll please visit the Ratepayer Elector Enrolment Portal here

If you are registered on the unpublished roll, you will need to apply to the electoral officer at your local council to receive your voting papers.

Overseas voters can take part, but must ensure that they are correctly enrolled with an overseas postal address in order to receive their voting papers. Voting papers for local elections cannot be downloaded.

Election 2022 Timeline

  •  1 October 2021 – 15 July 2022 - consider being a candidate
  • 15 July 2022 - candidate nominations open
  • 12 August 2022 - candidate nominations close and electoral roll closes
  • 17 August 2022 - candidates announced
  • 12 September 2022 - final electoral roll certified by Electoral Officer
  • 16-21 September 2022 - voting papers sent to enrolled voters
  • 16 September until 8 October 2022 - voting opens (closes at midday on 8 October)
  • 8 October 2022 - progress and preliminary results published
  • 14 - 19 October 2022 - final results announced

Public Notices

Nominations Legal Notice of 2022 Triennial Local Authority Elections

The Kaikōura District Council's Website cannot be used for electioneering purposes. Any post found within this site that you believe specifically relates to a nominee intending to run for Council or an election campaign should be reported and we will consider it for removal.