2019 Elections

Upper Hutt City Council elections are being held on Saturday 12 October 2019.

Elections will be held for:

1 Mayor
10 councillors elected at large
1 member to represent the Upper Hutt Constituency of the Greater Wellington Regional Council
7 members to represent the Hutt Valley District Health Board
6 members to represent the Rimutaka Licensing Trust
1 member to represent the Hutt Mana Charitable Trust

Temporary Signage

For information on temporary signage please refer to the Control of temporary signs bylaw 2018(PDF, 4MB) .

Pre-election Report

Every election year Council produces a Pre-election Report. Primarily aimed at those who are considering standing for election, the report includes a seven-year snapshot of Council operations and finances: looking back three years, the current year, and looking forward three years. The report will help those considering standing to make an informed choice. It may also be of benefit to voters as they consider who should represent them for the next three years.

Click here to view/download the Pre-election Report.(PDF, 1MB)

 Election  Timetable

Local Government 2019 Triennial Election Timetable
12 October 2019
1 July 2019 Enrolment campaign commences
19 July 2019 Candidate nominations open and electoral roll open for inspection
16 August 2019 Candidate nominations close at 12 noon and electoral roll closes
21 August 2019 Public notice of election with candidate's names 
20 September 2019 - 25 September 2019 Delivery of voting documents
20 September 2019 - 12 October 2019 Progressive roll scrutiny, special voting period and early processing
12 October 2019 Election day - voting closes at 12 noon
12 October 2019 Progress and preliminary results available as soon as practicable after close of voting.
12 October 2019 - 17 October 2019 Official count
17 October - 23 October 2019 Declaration of result/public notice of declaration
Mid December 2019  Return of electoral donations and expenses forms