2019 - Local elections

Key information

Triennial elections for elected members of most local authorities throughout New Zealand are to be conducted, by postal vote, on Saturday 12 October 2019.


The Northland Regional Council require elections for the following positions:

Councillors (9)

  • Coastal Central Constituency (1)
  • Coastal North Constituency (2)
  • Coastal South Constituency (1)
  • Hokianga-Kaikohe Constituency (1)
  • Kaipara Constituency (1)
  • Te Hiku Constituency (1)
  • Whangārei Urban Constituency (2)

Voting period

Voting documents will be sent to all eligible electors, by post, from Friday 20 September 2019. The voting period is three weeks (Friday 20 September 2019 to noon Saturday 12 October 2019).

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What you need to know about regional councils, how to stand as a candidate, enrolment and nominations.
FAQs - Northland Regional Council triennial election 2019 (PDF, 290KB)

Further information

For further information regarding this election, please contact the electoral office:

Dale Ofsoske, Electoral Officer
Northland Regional Council
C/O PO Box 5135, Wellesley Street, Auckland 1141
Email: info@electionservices.co.nz

Phone: 0800 922 822

Key dates

Local elections timeline key dates.

Pre-election report 2019

The approach of a new electoral cycle offers the opportunity to review how far we’ve come in the past three years, and to look ahead to the significant challenges and opportunities our region faces in the next three years.

Download - Pre-election report 2019 (PDF, 1.14MB)

Candidate handbook

This handbook provides information which may be of interest to you as a candidate in the 2019 local government elections.
Candidates information handbook - 2019 elections (PDF, 4.3MB)

Election timetable

More detailed information is available in the Northland Regional Council  triennial election timetable 2019, below.
Timetable - Northland Regional Council triennial election 2019 (PDF, 200KB)

Election factsheet

More detailed information about the elections including the electoral roll and electoral system is available in the factsheet below:
Factsheet - Northland Regional Council triennial election 2019 (PDF, 500KB)

Member remuneration

Base remuneration for members of the Northland Regional Council (as at 1 July 2019) will be as follows:

Position $PA
Chairperson $122,056
Deputy chairperson $79,153
Committee chairperson $69,459
Portfolio leader $69,459
Councillor $56,537