Notice of 2022 Triennial Local Authority Elections

No longer on display. Expired on October 08, 2022, 12:00 AM

The following elections will be held by postal vote on Saturday 8 October 2022.

Whanganui District Council
(First Past the Post electoral system)         

Election of the mayor
Election of twelve councillors at large
Election of three members for the Kai Iwi subdivision of the Whanganui Rural Community Board
Election of two members for the Kaitoke subdivision of the Whanganui Rural Community Board
Election of two members for the Whanganui subdivision of the Whanganui Rural Community Board

Candidate names will be listed in fully random order on the voting papers.


Nominations for the listed positions open on Friday 15 July 2022 and must be made on the appropriate nomination form for each position. Nomination forms and a candidate information handbook can be found either on the Whanganui District Council website, or by request to the electoral officer via the contact options listed below. Completed nomination documents must be received by the electoral officer no later than 12noon on Friday 12 August 2022. Each nomination must be accompanied by a deposit of $200 incl GST, payable by eftpos, cash or on-line banking (see candidate handbook for requirements).

Candidates are encouraged to submit a candidate profile statement and colour photograph with their nomination, for sending out with voting documents to electors. The requirements for profile statements and photos are set out in a candidate handbook which is available with the nomination forms. All nomination documents must be lodged together.

Electoral Rolls

Preliminary electoral rolls for these elections can be inspected at the following locations during office hours from Friday 15 July 2022 to Friday 12 August 2022.

  • Whanganui District Council office, 101 Guyton Street, Whanganui
  • Whanganui District Library, Pukenamu Queen’s Park, Whanganui
  • Whanganui Café Library, 44-46 Abbot Street, Gonville, Whanganui

Electors may enrol or amend their enrolment details on the residential electoral roll by contacting the Electoral Commission:

Updates to the preliminary electoral roll close at 5pm on Friday 12 August 2022.

Applications for registration as a ratepayer elector are to be made on the non-resident ratepayer elector enrolment form available wherever copies of the electoral rolls are displayed and must be returned to the Whanganui District Council electoral officer before 5pm Friday 12 August 2022. Online applications for ratepayer elector registration can also be made through the non-resident ratepayer portal:

Warwick Lampp
Electoral Officer – Whanganui District Council
PO Box 3138 Christchurch 8140
0800 666 048

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