Hutt City Councillors make important decisions about the future of our city and matters that affect your daily life – from recycling, roads and water to libraries, parks and sports grounds.
You only have one chance every 3 years to decide who you want to represent you on Council, so make sure you have your say.
How to vote
- Voting packs will be sent out to all registered from Friday 20 September - Wednesday 25 September.
- When you receive your pack, vote for your preferred candidates by following the instructions on your papers, and pop them in the envelope provided.
- Return by Saturday 12 October (make sure you get them in the post by Tuesday 8 October so they’re received in time), drop them into your local library, the Council Administration Building, or the ballot box at Wellington Railway Station.
Who will represent me?
For the first time since Hutt City Council was formed in 1989, the city will have a mixed representation model this election. This means you will vote for:
- a Mayor
- a ward Councillor for your area, and
- 6 'at large' Councillors
- representatives for the Greater Wellington Regional Council, Hutt Valley District Health Board and the Hutt Mana Charitable Trust.
Residents in Petone, Wainuiomata and Eastbourne will also vote to elect members to their local Community Board.
You can make a special vote if you enrolled late, didn’t receive your voting documents, are on the unpublished electoral roll, or have lost/damaged your voting documents.
How to make a special vote
Special votes can be made from 9am-5pm on weekdays during the voting period (20 September - 12 October), and 9am-12pm on election day (12 October).
In Lower Hutt, you can make a special vote at:
For more information, including key dates, go to General Information.