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Last reviewed: Mon, 11 Aug 2014

Council Elections

Every three years local authorities in New Zealand hold elections on the second Saturday in October using the postal voting method.

By-election for Lyttelton–Mt Herbert Community Board member 2015

Voting papers for the Lyttelton–Mt Herbert by-election are being sent out from Monday 26 January.

Two candidates – Denis Aldridge and Jed O’Donoghue – are running for the vacant position on the Lyttelton–Mt Herbert Community Board. Full candidate statements are available here.

Residents can select their preferred candidate and return their vote in the Freepost envelope provided by noon on Tuesday 17 February. Completed voting papers may also be returned to any Council library or service centre. Preliminary results will be declared that afternoon with the final result confirmed early the following week.

Special voting facilities for people who are on the unpublished roll or have lost, or not received, their voting papers will be available at Lyttelton Library, 35–37 London Street and at the Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street. The facilities will be accessible for the duration of the voting period.

Electoral Roll
Preliminary electoral rolls for the by-election can be inspected at the Civic Offices, the Lyttelton Service Centre or the Lyttelton Library during normal office hours from Monday 24 November to Monday 22 December 2014.

Electors may enrol or amend their enrolment details on the residential electoral roll by:

  • Calling 0800 ENROL NOW (0800 36 76 56)
  • Visiting the Elections website (
  • Completing an enrolment form available from any NZ Post agency.

Updates to the preliminary electoral roll close at 4pm on 22 December 2014.

Applications for registration as a ratepayer elector are to be made on the non-resident ratepayer elector enrolment form available from the Christchurch City Council office and must be returned to the Electoral Officer before 4pm Monday 22 December 2014.

Return of Electoral Donations and Expenses

Download the Return of Electoral Donations and Expenses form here. [PDF, 454 KB]

Further information

Vote in the Local Body Elections.

For further information regarding local government elections, please contact the Electoral Officer.
Clare Sullivan, Electoral Officer
Phone: (03) 941 8533
Fax: (03) 941 8920
Christchurch City Council
PO Box 73013


Authorising Unit: Democracy Services

Last reviewed: Monday, 11 August 2014

Next review: Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Keywords: elections