Upper Hutt City Council elections will be held on Saturday 8 October 2016. Local elections within Upper Hutt include Mayor and Council, as well as Greater Wellington Regional Council, Hutt Mana Charitable Trust, Hutt Valley District Health Board and Rimutaka Licensing Trust.

Elections for all local authorities in New Zealand are held every three years using the postal voting method with voting papers being delivered from 16 September 2016.

The elections will be conducted under the provisions of the Local Electoral Act 2001, the Local Electoral Regulations 2001 and the Local Government Act 2002.

The Electoral Officer for Upper Hutt City and the Rimutaka Licensing Trust is Warwick Lampp from electionz.com.

The Deputy Electoral Officer is Wendy Lewin (general enquiries).

Phone: (04) 527-2133
Fax: (04) 528-2652
Email: elections@uhcc.govt.nz

Key dates for elections

13 July 2016 Public notice of election
15 July 2016 Nominations open
Electoral roll opens for inspection
12 August 2016 Nominations close 12 noon
Electoral roll closes
17 August 2016 Public notice of candidate names
16 – 21 September 2016 Voting documents delivered
16 September – 8 October 2016 Voting period including special voting
Early processing period
8 October 2016 Election Day – voting closes at 12 noon
Progress/preliminary results
13 – 19 October 2016 Declaration of results
Mid December 2016 Return of election expense forms

Candidate briefing session

A candidate briefing session will be conducted by the Electoral Officer to provide information to prospective candidates for the upcoming Local Elections. This will be held in the Civil Defence Meeting Room, Ground Floor, Administration Building, 838–842 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt at 6:00pm on Thursday, 28 July 2016. Anyone interested in becoming a candidate is invited to attend. More candidate information is provided below.

Links to more information about the local body elections (including 2013 election results) can be found in the Resources and Links section.

Nomination forms

Candidate information

Candidate information handbook

This handbook is designed to help candidates during the electioneering period with information that is specific to the Upper Hutt City Council’s local government election.

Candidate information handbook [PDF 385 Kb]

Links to Greater Wellington Regional Council and Hutt Valley District Health Board candidate information handbooks are provided in the Resources and Links section.

Election signage

For information about candidate election signage requirements please refer to the following documents:

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Last updated on 20 Jul 2016