Local Elections 2022

Your Voting Papers & Candidate Information Pack


GET INVOLVED. VOTE FOR THE LEADERS OF YOUR COMMUNITY

HAVE YOU RECEIVED YOUR VOTING PAPERS?

From 16 September – 21 September Local Election 2022 voting papers and candidates information packs were sent by post to everyone who is registered to vote. 

There are a number of reasons you may not have received your voting papers by mail:
  • You are not enrolled to vote. You need to be a Parliamentary Elector to vote, but don't worry you still have time to enrol.  Once you are enrolled you can arrange for a Special Vote.  The last day to enrol for Local Government Elections is midnight Friday 7 October.  To enrol: Visit www.elections.org.nz, by phone 0800 36 76 56, email enquiries@elections.govt.nz.  Once you are enrolled you can contact Deputy Electoral Officer, Becky Makin on  becky.makin@kaikoura.govt.nz or 03 319 5026 ext. 204 to arrange your Special Vote.
  • You enrolled after 12 August 2022. You won’t get your voting papers sent to you in the mail. You’ll have to request Special Vote papers from your Deputy Electoral Officer, Becky Makin on becky.makin@kaikoura.govt.nz or phone 03 319 5026 ext. 204 
  • You are enrolled, but at a previous address.  Check your details are up to date at www.elections.org.nz or phone 0800 36 76 56.  If you are registered at a previous address you will need to update your details on the electoral roll then arrange for a Special Vote by contacting Deputy Electoral Officer, Becky Makin on Becky.Makin@kaikoura.govt.nz or phone 03 319 5026 ext. 204 
  • Your primary residence is not Kaikōura, but you wish to vote as a KDC ratepayer. 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 and then contact the Deputy Electoral Officer, Becky Makin on becky.makin@kaikoura.govt.nz or phone 03 319 5026 ext. 204.
  • NB: If you are already registered on the unpublished roll, you will need to apply to the electoral officer at your local council to receive your voting papers.  You should have already received a letter informing you.

How to Vote


If you have received your election pack in the post you can vote in the following ways:
 
Vote by Post: The voting pack has a prepaid envelope to return votes by post. Completed voting papers must be posted no later than Tuesday 4 October.  See below if you missed this deadline.  If you did not receive a prepaid envelope contact us on the number above.
 
In Person: Orange voting bins will be available at COUNCIL OFFICES 96 West End Kaikōura - both on the 1st floor by the Library and at the Council Reception on the 2nd floor. So if you’ve left it a bit late or just find it more convenient, you can also vote in person at those locations.
 

Download the Kaikōura Local Election 2022 booklet here

Candidates for Mayor


Council at Large Candidates


Information for Candidates


Information for candidates to 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.