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Updated 3 August 2021 11:34am

One of the most important ways you can take part in the decisions that shape the Wellington region is to get involved in the local authority elections, either by voting for the people who will make those decisions, or by standing for election as a representative on the Greater Wellington Regional Council yourself. 

The local authority elections are conducted under the provisions of the Local Electoral Act 2001, the Local Electoral Regulations 2001 and the Local Government Act 2002.

The city and district councils (territorial authorities) within the Wellington Region undertake the local elections on behalf of Greater Wellington Regional Council. In addition to their own election (Mayor, Council, Community Board), each territorial authority is responsible for compiling and certifying the electoral rolls, issuing the voting papers, and processing and counting Wellington Regional Council votes.

Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Electoral Officer is responsible for accepting candidate nominations and declaring the results for Greater Wellington Regional Council’s election.

A list of the councillors for Greater Wellington Regional Council can be seen here.

For more information about our planned activities, see our Pre-election Report 2019.

Local authority elections are held on the second Saturday in October every three years.  The next election will be held on Saturday 8 October 2022 by postal vote using the Single Transferable Voting electoral system (STV).

Final results for the 2019 Wellington Regional Council elections are available here.