Elections 2019

Under the Environment Canterbury (Transitional Governance Arrangements) Act 2016 the Council has completed a representation review for the 2019 elections and must now return Environment Canterbury to a fully democratically elected Council. 

The 2019 Local Body elections will be held on 12 October 2019 for:

Nominations for Environment Canterbury 2019 Elections

The 2019 Local body elections include Environment Canterbury, Christchurch City Council and Community Boards, and the Canterbury District Health Board.

Find out who has been nominated for the Nominations for Environment Canterbury2019 Triennial Elections.

Key dates for the 2019 elections 

Key dates What's happening
From 17 July Elections will be advertised and nominations called
19 July Nominations open
16 August Nominations close at midday
20 September Voter packs mailed to electors. Voting opens
12 October Voting closes at midday
17 October Official result released
From 17 October Official result advertised.

Information for candidates

Do you want to make a difference in your region? Local elections are happening soon and becoming an Environment Canterbury regional councillor is a great way to help shape our region’s future. Find out more about standing as a candidate in this year’s Council elections

Local elections 2019Are you enrolled and ready to vote?

If you need to enrol or update existing name or address details on the parliamentary electoral roll, you can do so at any Post Shop, online at www.elections.org.nzor by phoning 0800 36 76 56.

Further election related documents or links will be available on this page throughout 2019.


Anthony Morton
Electoral Officer
electionz.com Ltd, PO Box 3138, Christchurch
 0800 666 048 or  ecan@electionz.com

Pre-election report

Find out what Environment Canterbury has been working on recently and the issues facing our region in the lead up to local elections. 

2016 election results

Environment Canterbury 2016 Triennial Elections final result

Read Environment Canterbury 2016 Triennial Elections FINAL RESULT.

The Environment Canterbury (Transitional Governance Arrangements) Bill has been passed by Parliament. Under that legislation elections will be held in October for the following electoral issues:

(a) Election of one councillor to represent the South Canterbury Constituency (comprising the areas bounded by the Mackenzie, Timaru and Waimate District Councils and that part of the Waitaki District Council within the Canterbury Region)

(b) Election of one councillor to represent the Mid Canterbury Constituency (comprising the areas bounded by the Ashburton and Selwyn District Councils)

(c) Election of one councillor to represent the North Canterbury Constituency (comprising the areas bounded by the Hurunui, Kaikoura and Waimakariri District Councils)

(d) Election of four councillors, at large, to represent the Christchurch Constituency (comprising the area within the Christchurch City Council boundary). 

Click here to read Environment Canterbury’s pre-Election Report 2016

2016 candidate election returns and expenses
All candidates for the Environment Canterbury 2016 Triennial Elections must file a return of electoral donations and expenses. The table below includes the returns of each candidate current to 10 February 2017. 


Candidate Election Returns & Expense Form
William Dowle Candidate Return (PDF File, 269.76KB) 
John Foster Candidate Return (PDF File, 136.96KB) 
 Terence Huggins Candidate Return (PDF File, 1.06MB) 
 Steve Lowndes Candidate Return (PDF File, 1.41MB) 
Claire McKay  Candidate Return (PDF File, 2.19MB) 
Craig Pauling  Candidate Return (PDF File, 286.33KB) 
Drucilla Patterson Candidate Return (PDF File, 770.62KB)
 Lan Pham Candidate Return (PDF File, 1.76MB) 
Richard Tindall Candidate Return (PDF File, 973.9KB) 
Cynthia Roberts Candidate Return (PDF File, 1.12MB) 
Rodney Cullinane Candidate Return (PDF File, 508.18KB) 
Peter Scott Candidate Return (PDF File, 523.83KB) 
Nicola Snoyink Candidate Return (PDF File, 1.75MB) 
John Sunckell Candidate Return (PDF File, 392.12KB)