​​Southlanders need to make their vote count in the upcoming elections if they want to influence how Southland is led and governed. Voting is your opportunity as a citizen to play a part in electing the people who will make the important decisions about how our natural resources are managed.

If you have enrolled to vote, your voting papers will be posted to ​you between Friday 20 September and Wednesday 25 September 2019.

You can ​search to see what constituency you are in and the candidate/s standing in your area via our Southland Constituencies Boundaries' map​.​​ If you are using Internet Explorer, please use this map as an alternative.  

​You may post your completed voting documents back to your respective electoral officer using the orange pre-paid envelope sent with your voting document. Polling places for the issuing of special voting documents and for the receiving of completed voting documents will also 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. When posting documents back, it is recommended these by posted by 5 pm, Tuesday 8 October 2019 to guarantee delivery before the close of voting. 

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.

If you're not enrolled to vote, visit the Electoral Commission website ( or call 0800 36 76 56 to enrol.

To learn more about council's financial position, and the key challenges ahead, we recommend you read our Pre-election Report​. ​

Page reviewed: 09 Sep 2019 3:57pm