Local Elections 2022

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Local elections will be held on Saturday 8 October 2022.

Local elections within Upper Hutt include Mayor and Council, as well as Greater Wellington Regional Council, Hutt Mana Charitable Trust and Rimutaka Licensing Trust.

For more information click on the tabs below or visit the Vote Local website.

Vote

Voter FAQs | votelocal.co.nz    Pre-election report (PDF, 3 MB)


Step 1.Candidate information

View the candidates for the 2022 local elections including candidate statements and contact details. Some contact details have been withheld at the request of candidates.

View candidates on this website

Step 2.Candidate information via Policy.nz

This tool is a product of Policy and is independent of Upper Hutt City Council. A team based in Wellington makes this tool to improve access to election information. Policy.nz includes all confirmed candidates running in the elections they cover. A candidate’s policies and biographical information is only included if the candidate completes the Policy.nz questionnaire.

View candidates at Policy.nz


Step 3.Voting papers

If you are enrolled to vote, you will be sent an enrolment update pack in the mail by the Electoral Commission in the first week of July 2022. Check or update your postal address or call 0800 36 76 56 to make sure you receive your voting papers.   

Voting papers will be sent to all eligible voters between 16 and 21 September 2022.

Voting will close at 12 noon on 8 October 2022.

If you have not received your voting papers by 23 September, please contact Wendy Lewin, Deputy Electoral Officer on 027 2499 008. Please be aware, it is possible not every member of a household will receive their voting papers on the same day.

Complete your voting papers and return them in one of the following ways:

  • in the freepost envelope provided, and place in any New Zealand Post box (post no later than 4 October 2022) - find your nearest NZ Post box
  • HAPAI Service Centre 879-881 Fergusson Drive
  • Central Library, 844 Fergusson Drive - library opening hours
  • Pinehaven Library, Cnr Jocelyn Crescent and Pinehaven Road - library opening hours
  • Whirinaki Whare Taonga, 836 Fergusson Drive - opening hours
  • Mitre 10 Upper Hutt, 9 Park Street
  • Silverstream New World, 28 Whitemans Road
  • Upper Hutt Cosmopolitan Club, 11 Logan Street
  • Wellington Railway Station

Step 4.Special voting

You can apply for a special vote up until midday 8 October 2022 by either going to the Council Service Centre at 879-881 Fergusson Drive or phoning the Council on 027 2499 008 and asking for a special voting form to be sent to you either in the post or by courier. For voters working in Wellington, see the special vote hub section on this page.

You may be eligible for a special vote if:

  • You didn't receive your voting papers
  • You have lost or damaged your voting papers
  • Your name is not included on the printed electoral roll
  • You have recently enrolled to vote
  • You are on the unpublished (confidential) electoral roll
  • Your address on the electoral roll is out of date 

 

Step 5.Special voting hub

Wellington City Council is hosting a ‘special vote hub’ to provide more voting options for the tens of thousands of voters who commute into the capital each day.

Special votes are available for anyone who has enrolled late, lost their original voting document, or to avoid inconvenience or hardship. The special voting hub is for voters in the Wellington, Porirua, Hutt, Upper Hutt, Kāpiti Coast, South Wairarapa, Carterton, and Masterton city and district council elections. 

There are over 50 Wellington City Council-branded ballot boxes where you can drop off your voting papers across Wellington. Ballot boxes are provided at every Wellington supermarket and Council library, as well as several other locations. Votes can be delivered to ballot boxes up to 12 noon on Saturday 8 October.

You can also visit the Te Pokapū Hapori Community Centre, 107 Manners Street until voting closes, midday 8 October. Hours: 10am – 5pm Monday to Friday (plus open to 7.30pm in the week starting Monday 3 October).  


Step 6.Voting systems

Local bodies can conduct their elections under the First Past the Post or the Single Transferable Voting electoral systems.

Organisations using First Past the Post in 2022 are:

  • Upper Hutt City Council
  • Hutt Mana Charitable Trust
  • Rimutaka Licensing Trust

Organisations using Single Transferable Voting in 2022 are:

  • Greater Wellington Regional Council

For information about each voting system, view the voter FAQs at votelocal.co.nz.

Results

This tab will be updated as soon as results are available.

  • Progress results – will be available from approximately 2.00 pm Saturday 8 October.
  • Preliminary election results – available from Sunday afternoon 9 October.
  • Final, official election results expected by 13 October.

 

Candidate events

The following events are scheduled in Upper Hutt where you have the opportunity to hear from each candidate, understand their intentions if elected, and ask questions. 

If you are hosting an event and it’s not listed below, please email comms@uhcc.govt.nz and we’ll add it below.

Upper Hutt Mayoralty
Event by It’s in the Ballot
6.30 pm Wednesday, 24 August 
1048 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt
Find out more

Upper Hutt Councillors at Large (night one)
Event by It’s in the Ballot
6.30 pm Monday, 5 September 
1048 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt
Find out more

Upper Hutt Councillors at Large (night two)
Event by It’s in the Ballot
6.30 pm Tuesday, 6 September 
1048 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt
Find out more

Upper Hutt candidates event
Event by St Joseph's EJP Group
7.00 pm Tuesday, 13 September 
Upper Hutt Cosmopolitan Club, 11 Logan Street, Upper Hutt
Registration not required.

Mayoral debate
Event by Upper Hutt City Council
5.30 pm Wednesday, 14 September
Whirinaki Whare Taonga, 836 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt
Watch a replay of the debate

Upper Hutt candidates event
Event by New Zealand Federation of Business & Professional Women
6.00 pm Tuesday, 20 September 
Whirinaki Whare Taonga, 836 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt
Livestreamed, click to view link to Facebook event

Upper Hutt City Council Mayoral Candidates
Event by Grey Power Upper Hutt Association Inc
1.30 pm Wednesday, 21 September
Upper Hutt Cossie Club
For more information call Bert on 027 441 8728 or email bert.gray@outlook.com

Connecting Community Speed Dating
Event by Womble Inn
6.30 pm Thursday, 22 September
Mayfair Cafe
For more information contact Womble Inn

Regional Council Upper Hutt
Event by It’s in the Ballot
6.30 pm Friday, 23 September 
1048 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt
Find out more

Upper Hutt City Council Mayoral and Other Candidates
Event by Pinehaven Progressive Association (PPA)
7.00 pm Wednesday, 28 September
Pinehaven Hall, Pinehaven

Candidates

Candidate information   Information for candidates | votelocal.co.nz   Candidate handbook (PDF, 3MB)   Pre-election report (PDF, 3MB)   Control of Temporary Signs Bylaw (PDF, 4.3MB)     


Step 1.Candidate information

View the candidates for the 2022 local elections including candidate statements and contact details. Some contact details have been withheld at the request of candidates.

View candidates

Step 2.Candidate information via Policy.nz

This tool is a product of Policy and is independent of Upper Hutt City Council. A team based in Wellington makes this tool to improve access to election information. Policy.nz includes all confirmed candidates running in the elections they cover. A candidate’s policies and biographical information is only included if the candidate completes the Policy.nz questionnaire.

View candidates at Policy.nz

Step 3.Election signage

  • Electioneering on private property must be in accordance with legislation and the Upper Hutt City Council District Plan

  • Electioneering on public property is limited to specific signage sites (see schedule 1 – Control of temporary signs bylaw 2018)

  • Each candidate can erect 1 sign per approved location

  • Signs/hoardings in a zone with a speed limit of more than 50km per hour can only be one-sided

  • Signs/hoardings cannot be attached to any pole, fence, piece of furniture without Council permission

  • Signs/hoardings should not obstruct the view of any corner, bend, intersection, vehicle crossing, pedestrian crossing, traffic sign or signal.

For a detailed breakdown of the temporary sign rules please see the Control of Temporary Signs Bylaw.

Enrol

Enrol to vote | vote.nz   Check or update your details | vote.nz   Ratepayer Roll registration   Youth voting | votelocal.co.nz 


Step 1.Enroling after 12 August

If you enrol or update your details after 12 August, you will not receive voting papers in the post. You will instead need to request special voting papers from Upper Hutt's Deputy Electoral Officer by emailing elections@uhcc.govt.nz or calling 04 527 2133. The last day to enrol to vote in local elections is 7 October.


To vote in a local authority, you need to be enrolled on either the residential roll (the same roll which is used at the General Elections for government which is administered by Elections New Zealand) or on the ratepayer electoral roll (people who do not live in Upper Hutt but own property – this roll is looked after by Council).

If you are enrolled to vote, you should have received an enrolment update pack in the mail by the Electoral Commission in the first week of July 2022. Check or update your postal address or call 0800 36 76 56 to make sure you receive your voting papers. 


Step 2.Residential roll

If you have already registered to be on the parliamentary (electoral) roll, you are automatically enrolled on the local authority residential roll at the address where you live. You do not have to be a ratepayer to qualify for enrolment on the residential roll.

You are eligible to enrol on the residential roll if you:

  • are 18 years of age or older; and
  • are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, and
  • have lived in New Zealand continuously, at any time, for one year or more, and
  • have lived at your current address for more than one month.

From Monday 1 July, everyone currently on the roll will be sent an enrolment update pack in the mail. All you need to do is check that your details are right. If they are correct, you don’t need to do anything more. If anything needs updating, make the changes and send them back immediately.

To enrol, check or update your enrolment details, go to votelocal.co.nz


Step 3.Ratepayer roll

If you are enrolled on the parliamentary roll in one local authority area and pay rates on a property in another, you may be eligible to apply for enrolment on the ratepayer roll (for the local authority area in which you pay rates but don’t reside).

Companies, organisations or societies paying rates on a property may nominate one of its members or officers as a ratepayer elector (provided that both the person nominating and the nominee live outside the local authority area).

You are eligible to enrol on the residential roll if you:

  • are a registered parliamentary elector; and
  • are a non-resident ratepayer who has applied for enrolment on the ratepayer roll, or
  • are a resident outside of Upper Hutt city and have been nominated by a firm, company, corporation or society paying rates on a property in Upper Hutt. 

Enrol on the ratepayer roll online or read more about the ratepayer roll at votelocal.co.nz

Elections for all local authorities in New Zealand are held every three years using the postal voting method. 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.