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
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
|13 – 19 October 2016||Declaration of results|
|Mid December 2016||Return of election expense forms|
Candidate profiles booklet for Upper Hutt City Council, Hutt Mana Charitable Trust and Hutt Valley District Health Board
Please note: There is no election required for Greater Wellington Regional Council or Rimutaka Licensing Trust due to the number of candidates not exceeding the number of vacancies.
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 1.5 MB]
Links to Greater Wellington Regional Council and Hutt Valley District Health Board candidate information handbooks are provided in the Resources and Links section.
For information about candidate election signage requirements please refer to the following documents:
- Control of advertising signs bylaw [PDF 73 KB]
- Upper Hutt City Council Candidate Signage Requirements [PDF 970 KB]
- New Zealand Transport Agency local government candidate election sign requirements [PDF 385 KB]
Last updated on 24 Aug 2016