Key Election Dates

Key dates for the 2022 Local Elections


Thursday 30 June 2022: enrolment update packs posted out, for checking details 

Friday 12 August 2022: last day to enrol to receive voting papers by mail – otherwise you’ll need to vote by special vote

Friday 7 October: last day to enrol and be able to vote in this election 


Friday 15 July: candidate nominations open 

Friday 12 August: nominations close at 12 noon 


Friday 16 September onwards: voting documents posted out 

Friday 16 September: Special Voting opens. Special votes can be issued from our Front Counter at 16 Cobham Court, or at the Wellington Regional Voting Hub located at Te Pokapū Hapori Community Centre 107 Manners St.

Saturday 8 October: voting closes at 12 noon 


Saturday 8 October: preliminary results out (if available)

Thursday 13 – Wednesday 19 October: final results out


Friday 14 - Thursday 20 October: elected members take office (the day after final results are notified)

Monday 31 October: mayor and councillor inauguration and swearing-in ceremony