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Taking part in local elections is a key way to actively drive change in our district - either by standing for election of 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 latest election was held on 12 October 2019.
The next election will be held on 8 October 2022.
Find out about election signage
If you're standing as a candidate in an upcoming election and want to put up signs, find out what the local rules are for the district
LGNZ Youth Voting Programme
Find out about the Ngā Pōti ā-Taiohi - Youth Voting initiative for 11-15 year old students
Find out more about elections
Everything you need to know about local body elections from the Electoral Commission
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