Elections

Elections for the Queenstown Lakes District Council (Mayor and Councillors and Wanaka Community Board), Otago Regional Council, Southern District Health Board and Central Otago Health (Wanaka ward) are held every three years on the second Saturday in October.  The next election will be held on 8 October 2016.

2015 Arrowtown By-Election

A by-election is being held to fill an extraordinary vacancy for the position of Councillor for the Arrowtown Ward. The vacancy has arisen from the recent resignation of Councillor Lex Perkins. Nominations closed at 12pm on 5 March 2015.


2013 Triennial General Election

Click here for the final results of the 2013 election.

Click here for data on the rate at which votes were returned.

Click here for candidate returns of electoral donations and expenses.

The next Triennial General election will be held on 8 October 2016.


Ward Details

There are 3 wards in the Queenstown Lakes District. They are:

  • Queenstown/Wakatipu
  • Arrowtown
  • Wanaka 

Elected Member Representation

The Queenstown Lakes District Council election is for:

  • 1 Mayor (district wide).
  • 6 councillors to represent the Queenstown/Wakatipu Ward.
  • 1 councillor to represent the Arrowtown Ward.
  • 3 councillors to represent the Wanaka Ward.
  • 4 members of the Wanaka Community Board. 

Contact the Electoral Officer

Any questions about the election can be directed to Jane Robertson, Electoral Officer, telephone (03) 441 0499 or email jane.robertson@qldc.govt.nz