Local Government Elections 2019
The next triennial general elections will be held in October 2019.
Hutt City Council is made up of a mayor and 12 councillors.For the 2019 elections 6 councillors will be elected from across the entire City with the other 6 being elected from each of the 6 wards - that is 1 from each ward. This is a recent change to the way Councillors are elected, as a result of a determination made by the Local Government Commission on 10 April 2019, following a representation review.
For more information see the Local Goverment Elections 2019.
Hutt City Council will use the First Past the Post (FPP) electoral system for the 2019 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 (2022 and 2025). To demand a poll, 5% of electors (3,700 electors) must lodge in writing a demand for a poll with the Hutt City Council by 28 February 2021.
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 (PDF 176.9 KB)
Local Government Elections 2016
Local Government Elections 2013
Any questions relating to local elections should be directed to the Electoral Officer, Bruce Hodgins, T: 04 570 6839