Elections

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:

  • 2 members to represent the Christchurch Central-Ōhoko Constituency
  • 2 members to represent the Christchurch North East-Ōrei Constituency
  • 2 members to represent the Christchurch South-Ōwhanga Constituency
  • 2 members to represent the Christchurch West-Ōpuna Constituency
  • 2 members to represent the Mid-Canterbury-Ōpākihi Constituency
  • 2 members to represent the North Canterbury-Ōpukepuke Constituency
  • 2 members to represent the South Canterbury-Ōtuhituhi Constituency 

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

If you are interested in standing as a candidate in this year’s Council elections read the candidate information booklet for the 2019 election.  You can also find the Canterbury Regional Council Constituency Maps that the 14 councillors represent.

Nomination forms will be available in early July 2019.

If you are enrolled as a Parliamentary elector, you will automatically be placed on your district or city council’s electoral roll as a residential elector.

How to enrol

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.nz or by phoning 0800 36 76 56.

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

Contact

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

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)