Who can I vote for?
Elections will be held for:
- Mayor for Lower Hutt City
- 1 Western Ward Councillor
- 1 Harbour Ward Councillor
- 1 Northern Ward Councillor
- 1 Central Ward Councillor
- 1 Eastern Ward Councillor
- 1 Wainuiomata Ward Councillor
- 6 city-wide councillors
- 5 members for the Eastbourne Community Board
- 6 members for the Petone Community Board
- 6 members for the Wainuiomata Community Board
Greater Wellington Regional Council:
- 3 members from Lower Hutt
Hutt Valley District Health Board:
- 7 members elected across the District Health Board
Hutt Mana Charitable Trust:
- 2 members from Lower Hutt
*2019 representation changes
The way Councillors will be elected is different for this year’s elections. This is a result of a determination made by the Local Government Commission. For the 2019 elections:
- 1 Councillor will represent each of the city's 6 wards
- 6 Councillors will be elected at large, or by the whole city
- The Eastbourne, Petone and Wainuiomata community boards will each include 1 member appointed by Council.
For more information Read the Local Government Commission determination
|From 17 July
||Elections will be advertised and nominations called.
||Candidate nominations open.
||Candidate 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.
Hutt City Council, Community Boards and Hutt Mana Charitable Trust use the First Past the Post (FPP) electoral system.
Greater Wellington Regional Council and Hutt Valley District Health Board elections use the Single Transferable Voting (STV) electoral system.
Pre-election Report 2019
The Pre-election Report was introduced in 2010 as part of a series of reforms to achieve greater transparency and accountability within local government agencies.
The Pre-election Report 2019 (PDF 3.5 Mb) contains Council’s financial statements for the three years preceding the election year (2016-2019) and three years following the election (2019-2022).
The Pre-election Report is an opportunity to inform communities on Council’s financial performance since the last election and to give an overview of what is expected to be achieved in the next three years, particularly in relation to financial goals. This Pre-election Report is prepared by the Chief Executive independently from current elected members. The Local Government Act 2002 requires that no statement or narrative by or photograph of any elected member be included in this document.
The Pre-election Report is produced for the general public to encourage and enhance discussion and debate on the key issues facing the city. It offers context to election campaigns and elections more generally and provides financial information to consider alongside Council’s strategic direction.
For election related questions, please contact our Electoral Officer: Bruce Hodgins on 04 570 6839.