Local Government Elections 2019
The next triennial general elections for the Mayor and Council, Community Boards, the Hutt Valley District Health Board and the Greater Wellington Regional Council will be held in October 2019.
Lower Hutt is subdivided into six wards. Two councillors are elected from each of these wards, while the Mayor is elected across the City.
Community Boards are elected for Eastbourne, Petone and Wainuiomata.
Any questions relating to local elections should be directed to the Electoral Officer, Bruce Hodgins, T: 04 570 6839
Hutt City Council uses the First Past the Post (FPP) electoral system for elections for the mayor and council and community boards.
Electors have the right to demand a poll to change the electoral system to be used at the next two triennial general elections (2019 and 2022).
To demand a poll, 5% of electors (3,554 electors) must lodge in writing a demand for a poll with the Hutt City Council by 28 February 2018.
Public notice of the right to demand a poll was published in the Hutt News on 22 August 2017. Read a copy of the notice
If a poll was demanded the choice would be between the First Past the Post (FPP) and the Single Transferrable Vote (STV) electoral systems.
Read an explanation of each electoral system.
Local Government Elections 2016
Local Government Elections 2013
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