Elections will be held for:
Hutt City Council
- Six (6) councillors elected at large *
- Six (6) councillors elected from six wards:
- Central Ward (1 councillor)
- Eastern Ward (1 councillor)
- Harbour Ward (1 councillor)
- Northern Ward (1 councillor)
- Wainuiomata Ward (1 councillor)
- Western Ward (1 councillor)
*Note: that for these elections 6 councillors will be elected from across the entire City. The other 6 will be 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.
Previously councillors were elected on the basis of 2 from each of the 6 wards.
Community Board Members
- Eastbourne (5 members)
- Petone (6 members)
- Wainuiomata (6 members)
Wellington Regional Council
Three (3) members from the Lower Hutt City Constituency.
Hutt Valley District Health Board
Seven (7) members elected across the District Health Board.
Hutt Mana Charitable Trust
Two (2) members (elected from Lower Hutt city).
Key dates for the 2019 elections
|From 17 July
||Elections will be advertised and nominations called.
||Nominations close at midday.
||Voter packs mailed to electors. Voting opens.
||Voting closes at midday. Progress result that afternoon.
|By 17 October
||Official result released.
A candidate handbook for the 2019 election will be available on this website by early June 2019. Nomination forms will be available in early July 2019.
The Electoral Systems
The First Past the Post (FPP) electoral system will be used for the Hutt City Council, Community Boards and Hutt Mana Charitable Trust elections.
The Single Transferable Voting (STV) electoral system will be used for the Greater Wellington Regional Council and Hutt Valley District Health Board elections.
Enrolment for Local Body Elections
You can enrol if:
- you are 18 years or older, and
- are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, and
- have lived in New Zealand for more than one (1) year continuously at some time in your life.
You do not need to enrol if you are already on the Electoral Roll for Parliamentary Elections. However, you will need to update your address on the roll if you have changed your address since the last elections. Electoral rolls are available at each of Council's libraries if you want to check your details.
To enrol, get an enrolment form or update your details either:
Non-residential ratepayer electors
If you pay rates on property within the council area but usually live outside the area, you may be eligible to enrol as a ratepayer elector.
Electors on the Ratepayer Roll can vote in both the local council area they usually live in (and are enrolled to vote in) and the local council area they are registered on the Ratepayer Roll.
If you're eligible to go on the Ratepayer roll, and would like to vote in the area, you'll need to apply to the electoral officer for the local council area in which you own property but do not usually live.
Download the enrolment form for rate payer electors (PDF 87.5 kb)
Any questions relating to local elections should be directed to the Electoral Officer, Bruce Hodgins, T: 04 570 6839