All candidates should refer to the candidate information booklet. [PDF, 30 MB]
There are some important rules around how you use social media. Read our Social Media Guidelines for Candidates [PDF, 388 KB].
All election advertising, using any medium including social media, must identify the person under whose authority they have been produced, as per section 113 of the Local Electoral Act 2001. This requires an authorisation statement, clearly visible on any and all campaigning material including the name and physical address of the person authorising the advertising.
Election campaigning can commence at any time but should cease by the close of voting, at noon on Saturday 12 October.
The use of hoardings, signage and billboards must comply with what is consented under the Christchurch City Council District Plan and resource consent for local election signage. Temporary party/candidate signage not already permitted under the District Plan shall only be displayed during the period beginning nine weeks before the day on which the voting period ends (polling day) and midnight before polling day. In 2019, this period begins Saturday 10 August, and signage must come down by midnight on Friday 11 October.
All candidates should refer to the Guidelines for Temporary Local Election Signage [PDF, 217 KB].
The technical details [PDF, 239 KB] relating to these guidelines should be referred to for clarification regarding rules.
Council resources are not permitted to be used for campaigning purposes.