Council & City

Stand for Council

Thinking about standing for Council in this year's election? Here's some useful information, including nomination forms and our candidate handbook. Nominations open on 19 July.

The candidate handbook is a valuable resource with essential information about how Council works and the election process. It answers common questions about  campaigning and advertising, and what we require from candidates. We also encourage anyone thinking about standing to attend our candidate information session.

Find out more about this year's election, including a timeline of key dates.

Nominating for Council

Nominations are open from 19 July until 12pm on Friday 16 August. The election will be held on Saturday 12 October.

Nominees are required to have two eligible nominators and the nominee must meet the eligibility criteria outlined on the nomination form.

Nomination forms are available below. Please return the completed form to the electoral officer before the deadline.

Electoral officer contact details

Warwick Lampp
PO Box 3138, Christchurch 8140
0800 300 126