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2019 local elections

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

This includes elections for Christchurch City Council and Community Boards, Environment Canterbury and the Canterbury District Health Board.

Are you interested in representing your community? Nominations for all positions open on Friday 19 July 2019 and close at noon on Friday 16 August 2019. 

The election will be held by postal vote and voting papers will be delivered from 20 September 2019.  Voting closes at noon on 12 October. 

More information will be posted on this page through 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact the Electoral Officer, Jo Daly, by email to elections2019@ccc.govt.nz or phone on 03 941 8581.

Celect mobile app

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Celect is currently being updated for 2019, and is an easy way to view candidate profiles for the Christchurch local elections. The Celect app is free and was designed and developed in-house by Christchurch City Council to make it easy for people to access and interact with election information.

Use your location to select your ward, and the app will display a filtered list of candidates you can vote for, or you can browse all Christchurch candidates. The shortlist function allows you to easily select candidates for Mayor, your ward and your community board.

Download the Celect Election information app on the Apple App store(external link)  Download the Celect Election information app on the Google Play store(external link)