Elections

Local body elections are held every three years.

The next local body election will be held on Saturday 12 October 2019.

Key dates

Candidate handbook

 

Gore District Council 

1 Mayor
3 councillors elected at large
5 councillors to represent the Gore Ward
1 councillor to represent the Kaiwera/Waimumu Ward
1 councillor to represent the Mataura Ward
1 councillor to represent the Waikaka Ward
5 members to represent the Mataura Community Board

 

Mataura Licensing Trust

1 member to represent the Tapanui Ward 
3 members to represent the Gore Ward
1 member to represent the Mataura Ward 
1 member to represent the Rural Ward
1 member to represent the Edendale Ward
1 member to represent the Wyndham Ward 
1 member to represent the Tokanui Ward 

 

Southland Regional Council (Environment Southland)

2 members to represent the Eastern-Dome Constituency

 

Gore and Districts Health Incorporated

4 members to represent the Gore Ward
1 member to represent the Clutha Ward 
1 member to represent the Southland Ward

 

Southland District Health Board

3 members to represent the Southland Constituency

 

Boundary Maps

 

Key Dates

  • From 17 July - Elections will be advertised and nominations called
  • 19 July - Nominations open
  • 16 August - Nominations close at midday
  • 20 September - Voter packs mailed to electors. Voting opens
  • 12 October - Voting closes at midday. Progress result asap thereafter
  • By 17 October - Official result released
  • From 17 October - Official result advertised

 

Candidate Handbook

For those considering standing for election, the Candidate Handbook [PDF, 4.8 MB] has all the information they will need. 

 

If you are enrolled as a parliamentary elector you will automatically be placed on the Council’s electoral roll as a residential elector. If you need to enrol or update existing name or address details on the parliamentary electoral roll, you can do so at any Post Shop, online at www.elections.org.nz or by phoning 0800 36 76 56.

If you pay rates on property within the council area but live outside that area you may be eligible to enrol as a ratepayer elector. Download a copy of the ratepayer enrolment form here [PDF, 79 KB].

Further election related documents or links will be available from this page throughout 2019.

Gore District Council 29 Bowler Avenue Gore P: 03 209 0330 E: info@goredc.govt.nz