Taking part in local elections is a key way to actively drive change in our district – either by standing for election or by using your vote

Elections for the Queenstown Lakes District Council (Mayor, Councillors and Wānaka Community Board), Otago Regional Council and Southern District Health Board are held every three years on the second Saturday in October. 

The next election will be held on 12 October 2019.

The election will be held by postal vote only (online voting unfortunately is not available). 

The Queenstown Lakes District Council and Otago Regional Council elections will be held under the First Past the Post (FPP) electoral system. 

The Southern District Health Board election will be held under the Single Transferable Vote (STV) electoral system. 


Current nominees

To see a list of nominees received as at the close of nominations, click here


Contact the Electoral Officer

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