Local Elections 2022


Local elections will be held on Saturday 8 October 2022.

More information will be available in the coming months. Information for prospective candidates is available now via the Candidate Handbook - 2022 Local Government Elections(PDF, 3MB).

Nomination forms will be available in early July 2022.

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

For more information on how to stand, vote and get involved visit Vote Local

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.