FINAL RESULTS from the 2019 elections for the Council of Environment Southland, follow:
Fiordland Constituency - number of vacancies = 1
BAIRD, Allan - 782
HODGKINSON, Roger - 529
Blank - 192
Hokonui Constituency - number of vacancies = 1
HUBBER, Grant - 1086
MCDONALD, Peter - 1276
Informal - 5
Blank - 190
Invercargill-Rakiura Constituency - number of vacancies = 6
COOK, Neville - 7227
ESLER, Lloyd - 11493
FRANCE, Ray - 2335
GUYTON, Robert 7068
LUDLOW, Lyndal Ruth - 8551
MAGER, Bonnie - 7479
MCINTOSH, Chris - 3838
MEREDITH, Jono - 3087
PAGAN, Bruce - 6458
RODWAY, Maurice - 6998
ROY, Eric - 9911
RUSSELL, Calvin Ihaka - 3006
SURENDRAN, Nathan - 5870
Informal - 28
Blank - 1311
Western Constituency - number of vacancies = 1
HORRELL, Nicol George - 1477
MCGRATH, Gemma - 385
PERHAM, Sera - 202
Informal - 4
Blank - 100
In addition the following Councillors were re-elected unopposed
Southern Constituency - Lloyd McCallum
Eastern Dome/Gore Constituency - Jeremy McPhail and David Stevens
Public notice of results
Factsheet - 2019 elections
Environment Southland's Pre-election Report
Public notice (17 July 2019) - Elections
Public notice (21 August 2019) - Environment Southland
2019 election Frequently Asked Questions
Candidate Information Handbook
The elections will be conducted under the provisions of the Local Electoral Act 2001 and the Local Electoral Regulations 2001 and will be undertaken by Election Services, under contract to Environment Southland.
Elections for members of most local authorities (City/District/Regional Councils) are held once every three years throughout New Zealand.
Nominations for candidates were open from Friday 19 July 2019 to noon, Friday 16 August 2019.
The official candidates' list can be found on our Candidates page.
Those eligible to vote in the election are all resident electors and non-resident ratepayer electors whose names appear on the electoral roll when it closes on Friday 16 August 2019. The Preliminary Electoral Roll will be available for public inspection from Friday 19 July 2019 to Friday 16 August 2019 at the respective territorial authority offices and libraries within their districts.
Resident Roll: All parliamentary electors, including those on the Māori Electoral Roll, are automatically enrolled on the Resident Roll, at the address where they live. Any alterations to the Resident Roll (eg change of address details, including new postal addresses) should be made by:
- completing the appropriate form at any post shop;
- phoning 0800 ENROLNOW (0800 367 656)
- accessing the Electoral Commission website on www.elections.org.nz
Ratepayer Roll: If a person is on the parliamentary roll in one area and pays rates on a property in another area, this person may be eligible to be enrolled on the non-resident ratepayer roll. A firm, company, corporation or society paying rates on a property may nominate one of its members or officers as a ratepayer elector (provided the nominated person resides outside the area). Ratepayer Roll enrolment forms are available at respective constituent territorial authority offices, websites or by phoning the electoral office on 0800 922 822.
If you are not enrolled to vote by Friday 16 August, you can cast a special vote.
To cast a special vote you will need to:
- Submit your completed enrolment form to the appropriate Registrar of Electors (for the Parliamentary and Unpublished Electoral Rolls) or to Dale Ofsoski, Electoral Officer (for the Ratepayer Roll) by 11 October 2019 and
- Apply to the Electoral Officer at the city or district council in the area in which you live (or the area in which you pay rates if you are applying as a ratepayer elector) for a special vote and ensure that your completed vote is in the hands of the city or district council for which you are voting by 12 noon on 12 October 2019.
|19 July||Electoral roll open for inspection|
|19 July||Candidate nominations open|
|16 August (12 noon)||Candidate nominations close and electoral roll closes|
|21 August||Public notice of candidates' names|
|20 - 25 September||Voting documents delivered|
|16 Sept - 8 October||Special voting period|
|20 Sept - 12 October||Scrutiny and early processing|
|12 October||Voting closes 12 noon|
|12 (pm) - 17 October||Official count|
|17 - 23 October||Declaration of results|
|29 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.
Voting documents will be sent to all eligible electors, by post, from Friday 20 September 2019.
The voting period is three weeks (Friday 20 September 2019 to noon Saturday 12 October 2019). Electors may post their completed voting documents back to the respective electoral officer using the orange pre-paid envelope sent with their voting document. Polling places for the issuing of special voting documents and for the receiving of completed voting documents will be available from Friday 20 September 2019 to noon Saturday 12 October 2019 at:
- Gore District Council, 29 Civic Avenue, Gore;
- Invercargill City Council, 101 Esk Street, Invercargill;
- Southland District Council, 15 Forth Street, Invercargill.
To be counted, all completed voting documents must be in the hands of the respective electoral officer or an electoral official by noon Saturday 12 October 2019.
Progress results will be known early afternoon on Saturday 12 October 2019, and preliminary results will be known early on Sunday morning 13 October 2019. These will be accessible on this website.
For further information regarding this election, please contact the electoral office:
Dale Ofsoske, Electoral Officer
C/o PO Box 5135, Wellesley Street, Auckland 1141
Phone: 0800 922 822
Read about the candidates standing in the 2019 elections.
In order to vote, you need to be enrolled.
Standing for council is an incredible opportunity to have your say about the issues affecting your community.
Voting is your opportunity to influence how Southland is led and governed.