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2022 Local Body Elections

Local Body Elections for the Mackenzie District.

2022 Local Body Elections

The next triennial local body elections will be held in 2022. Subject to the final determination of the current representation review, elections will be held for:

1 Mayor
3 councillors to represent the Opuha Ward
3 councillors to represent the Pukaki Ward
1 councillor to represent the Tekapo Ward
4 members to represent the Fairlie Community Board
4 members to represent the Tekapo Community Board
4 members to represent the Twizel Community Board
2 members to represent the South Canterbury/Ōtuhituhi Constituency of the Canterbury Regional Council (ECan)

From 13 July Elections will be advertised and nominations called.
15 July Nominations open.
12 August Nominations close at midday.
16 September Voter packs mailed to electors. Voting opens.
8 October Voting closes at midday. Progress result asap thereafter.
By 13 October Official result released.
From 13 October Official result advertised.

A candidate handbook for the 2022 triennial election will be prepared and made available from this website by 13 June 2022. Nomination forms will be available in early July 2022.

If you are enrolled as a parliamentary elector you will automatically be placed on 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 online at 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. A copy of the ratepayer enrolment form can be downloaded here.

Further election related documents or links will be available from this page throughout 2022.

Anthony Morton

Electoral Officer

Ph 0800 666 048 or email

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If you live in one district and pay rates in another district you may be eligible to join the ratepayers’ electoral roll.

Pay Rates Vote 2022

Find out more here.

The Local Electoral (Advertising) Amendment Bill has been introduced into parliament and is expected to be enacted in July 2022. If enacted, that legislation will allow the address requirements of an advertisement authorisation statement to be met by providing—

  • a residential or business address; or
  • an email address; or
  • a post office box number; or
  • a phone number; or
  • a link to a page on an Internet site (if the page contains 1 or more of the above).

The requirement to list the authorising party remains. There must be a reasonable expectation that anyone wishing to discuss the advertising can do so with the candidate or their agent from the contact details listed in the authorisation statement. The use of a council building address is not permitted in the authorisation address.