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Current Election Details

Election Timetable

From 15 July 2022 Elections advertised and nominations called
15 July - 12 August 2022 Candidate nomination period - closes 12 noon on 12 August 2022
28 July 2022 Manawatu District Council Pre-election report available
02 August 2022 Candidate Briefing Session - 7:00pm Council Chambers
16 September - 8 October 2022 Voting period (including Special Voting). Early processing period.
8 October 2022 Election day. Voting closes at 12 noon.
Progress results announced.
By 13 October 2022 Official result released
From 13 October 2022 Official result advertised
5 December 2022 Register of election expenses and donation expenses published and available for public viewing

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a question about the upcoming Council elections?  The answer may be in our  Frequently Asked Questions (PDF file, 354.4 KB).

Nominations, Candidate Contact Lists, Daily Voting Returns and Election results

From the following link you can view information related to the 2022 elections for the 46 entities electionz.com is contracted to, including Manawatu District Council:

Election Information Link

Enrolling to Vote

You must be enrolled in order to vote in the 2022 Council elections.

Information on enrolling to vote in Council and New Zealand Parliamentary elections can be viewed here.

Ratepayer-Elector Enrolment

If you live outside of the Manawatu District, but own and pay rates on a property within the Manawatu district, then you may qualify to vote more than once at the local authority elections on 8 October 2022.

Information on enrolling to vote as a ratepayer-elector can be viewed here.

If you live within the Manawatu District, but own and pay rates on a property outside of the Manawatu District, you will need to contact the Council in the district your property is located in for an enrolment form to complete and return to their electoral officer.

Contact Council 06 323 0000 for more information.

Return of Expenses and Donations Forms

A copy of the candidates' electoral expenses and donation forms will be available here from 5 December 2022.