Declaration of result
Declaration of results for the Environment Southland elections held on Saturday 8th October 2022 is as follows.
|Fiordland Regional Constituency (1 vacancy)||Votes Received|
|BLANK VOTING PAPERS||152|
Paul EVANS is declared elected.
The voter return percentage was 55.48%, being 1,579 votes, excluding special votes.
|Eastern-Dome Regional Constituency (2 vacancies)||Votes Received|
|BLANK VOTING PAPERS||520|
Alastair GIBSON and Jeremy MCPHAIL are declared elected.
The voter return percentage was 51.92%, being 6,004 votes, excluding special votes.
|Hokonui Regional Constituency (1 vacancy)||Votes Received|
|MACPHERSON, Russell Gordon||1,022|
|BLANK VOTING PAPERS||222|
Peter MCDONALD is declared elected.
The voter return percentage was 46.77%, being 2,585 votes, excluding special votes.
|Southern Regional Constituency (1 vacancy)||Votes Received|
|MCCALLUM, Lloyd James||612|
|BLANK VOTING PAPERS||161|
Jon PEMBERTON is declared elected.
The voter return percentage was 40.88%, being 1,821 votes, excluding special votes.
|Invercargill-Rakiura Regional Constituency (6 vacancies)||Votes Received|
|MCGRATH, Gemma Independent||6,276|
|BLANK VOTING PAPERS||1,943|
Neville COOK, Robert GUYTON, Lyndal LUDLOW, Phil MORRISON, Maurice RODWAY and Eric ROY are declared elected.
The voter return percentage was 51.85%, being 20,532 votes, excluding special votes.
Elections were not required for the following positions.
Western Constituency (1 vacancy)
As the number of nominations received did not exceed the number of vacancies, Nicol George HORRELL is declared elected.
Electoral expenses and donations returns are available here.
The official candidates' list is available on our Candidates page.
Visit the electionz.com where you can find the contact details for the 2022 election candidates:
Use this interactive map, created by the Invercargill City Council, to learn what elections you can participate in and who you can vote for.
This works for any address in Southland so if you live Invercargill and own property in Riverton you can see what you can vote in both Invercargill and Riverton, and if you live in Winton and own property in Gore you can see who you can vote for in Winton and Gore.
|15 July||Electoral roll open for inspection|
|15 July||Candidate nominations open|
|20 July (7.00pm)||Candidate Information Presentations (with SDC) at the Lumsden hall.|
|21 July (6.00pm)||Candidate Information Presentations (with GDC) at the Gore District Council offices.|
|12 August (12 noon)||Candidate nominations close and electoral roll closes|
|17 August||Public notice of candidates' names|
|16 - 21 September||Voting documents delivered|
|16 Sept - 8 October||Special voting period|
|20 Sept - 8 October||Scrutiny and early processing|
|8 October||Voting closes 12 noon|
|12 (pm) - 8 October||Official count|
|13 - 19 October||Declaration of results|
|28 October||Councillor swearing-in ceremony|
|mid-December||Return of electoral donations & expenses form|
The first past the post (FPP) electoral system will be used for Environment Southland, Gore District Council, Invercargill City Council and Southland District Council. For the Southern District Health Board, the single transferable voting (STV) electoral system will be used.
For further information regarding this election, please contact the electoral office:
Anthony Morton, Electoral Officer
Phone: 0800 666 048
Robyn Rout, Interim Deputy Electoral Officer
Southland District Council
C/o PO Box 903, Invercargill 9840
Phone: 0800 732 732