Local Elections 2019

This page contains information about the 2019 local elections.

Every three years elections are held for local authorities. This includes mayors, Councillors, community board members and local board members. These are the triennial elections. The next election is 2019.

View nominations


View candidate contact information


Read the 2019 Pre-Election Report


2019 Election

The triennial elections of regional councils, city and district councils, community boards and local boards are held at the same time as elections for district health boards and licensing trusts.

Check Council's Election Statistics 

Understanding Council

New Zealand’s regional, district, city or unitary councils are all part of New Zealand's local government. Local government manages issues that are specific to local communities including roads, drinking water, rubbish and recycling, natural hazards, libraries and events. 

Read more about local government and Councils including: what powers they have, how they are formed, how they make decisions and how you can participate by reading the factsheet below.

Local government factsheet 


Local government factsheet for youth