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Elections 2022 Public Notices

The Local Electoral Act 2001 requires public notice to be given of specific stages of the electoral process.  You can find those public notices on this webpage.

Notice of 2022 Triennial Local Authority Elections

The following elections will be held by postal vote on Saturday 08 October 2022.

Manawatū District Council

(First Past the Post Electoral System)

  • Election of the Mayor
  • Election of one councillor for Ngā Tapuae o Matangi Māori Ward
  • Election of five councillors for the Feilding General Ward
  • Election of five councillors for the Manawatū Rural General Ward

Candidate names will be listed in fully random order on the voting papers.


Nominations for the listed positions open on Friday 15 July 2022 and must be made on the appropriate nomination form for each position. Nomination forms and a candidate information handbook can be found either on the Manawatū District Council website, or by request to the electoral officer via the contact options listed below. Completed nomination documents must be received by the electoral officer no later than 12noon on Friday 12 August 2022. Each nomination must be accompanied by a deposit of $200 incl GST, payable by eftpos, cash or on-line banking (see candidate handbook for requirements).

Candidates are encouraged to submit a candidate profile statement and colour photograph with their nomination, for sending out with voting documents to electors. The requirements for profile statements and photos are set out in the candidate handbook which is available with the nomination forms. All nomination documents must be lodged together.

Electoral Rolls

Preliminary electoral rolls for these elections can be inspected at the following locations during office hours from Friday 15 July 2022 to Friday 12 August 2022.

  • Manawatū District Council offices, 135 Manchester Street, Fielding
  • Feilding Library, Cnr Bowen and Stafford Street, Fielding

Electors may enrol or amend their enrolment details on the residential electoral roll by contacting the Electoral Commission:

  • Online at
  • By texting your name and address to 3676 to get a form sent to you
  • By calling 0800 36 76 56 to ask for a form to be sent to you
  • By email request to

Updates to the preliminary electoral roll close at 5pm on Friday 12 August 2022.

Applications for registration as a ratepayer elector are to be made on the non-resident ratepayer elector enrolment form available wherever copies of the electoral rolls are displayed and must be returned to the Manawatū District Council electoral officer before 5pm Friday 12 August 2022. Online applications for ratepayer elector registration can also be made through the non-resident ratepayer portal:

Candidate Information Session - 02 August 2022

The electoral officer will hold an information session for prospective candidates in the  MDC Council Chamber, 135 Manchester Street, Feilding at 7:00pm on Tuesday 02 August 2022. Anyone interested in becoming a candidate is invited to attend.

Warwick Lampp

Electoral Officer - Manawatū District Council

PO Box 3138, Christchurch 8140

0800 666 048