Tīrau Community Board By-Election 2020
Nominations for the Tīrau Community Board by-elections have now closed. Christine Brassel was elected unopposed adn will be sworn in at the next TCB meeting.
Central Government Elections - 2020
South Waikato District Council is non-political during the campaigning period. No candidate promotional material is permitted in any of our facilities.
Signage is governed by the District Plan. The relevant Public Places Bylaw is available here.
2019 Triennial Elections - final results
|Putaruru Ward (3 vacancies)||Votes Received|
|PETLEY, Gary (Puku)||823|
|VAN ROOIJEN, Herman||765|
|BLANK VOTING PAPERS||6|
|Tokoroa Ward (6 vacancies)||Votes Received|
|GLUCINA, Marin James||2,021|
|BLANK VOTING PAPERS||6|
|Tirau Community Board (4 vacancies)||Votes Received|
|BLANK VOTING PAPERS||5|
Follow this link for the preliminary results of the 2019-22 Elections.
Follow this link for voting return figures.
- Mayoral candidate Jenny Shattock, currently Mayor of the South Waikato, is elected as Mayor 2019-22 unopposed.
- Tirau Ward candidate Peter Schulte, currently the Tirau Ward Councillor, is elected as Tirau Ward Councillor 2019-22 unopposed.
Follow this link for all Council's media statements submitted regarding the Elections.
- Final election results welcome in new Council
- South Waikato District Council Preliminary results
- Voting opens soon in 2019 Council elections
- Nominations now open for Council elections - submitted 22 July 2019
- SWDC promotes Candidate Information Session - submitted Tuesday 11 June 2019
- SWDC backs LGNZ Vote 2019 campaign - submitted Monday 20 May 2019
Council recently made a decision about the voting system we will be using for the 2019 Local Elections. There are two voting systems available to us in New Zealand - First Past the Post (FPP) and Single Transferable Vote (STV). Council has resolved to remain with FPP - a decision that went unchallenged by our community.
What is First Past the Post (FPP)?
Under the FPP electoral system, the candidate with the most votes wins. This is a very simple method of electing candidates and is widely used throughout the world.
What is Single Transferable Vote (STV)?
Under a STV electoral system, voters rank candidates in their order of preference. A good example to consider is an election to select three councillors for a ward in a council election. Under STV, you would write '1' next to the name of your favourite candidate, '2' next to your second favourite candidate and so on. STV means that you have one vote, but can indicate your preferences for all the candidates. Your vote can be transferred if your most preferred candidate is so popular they don't need all their votes to get in or is not popular at all with other voters.
More detail on FPP and STV can be found here.
Return of Electoral Donations and Expenses
Expenses for Elections are required under the Electoral Act to be publicly available for seven years.
2019-21 Election period data
2016-19 Election period data
The 2016 election expenses are below:
- Adrienne Bell
- Alan Blair
- Amy Uluvae
- Andrea Shaw-Thorpe
- Anne Groos
- Arama Ngapo-Lipscombe
- Brenda Watkins
- Brian Smout
- Cassandra Robinson
- Clive Collingwood
- David Waine
- Derek Keesing
- Francie Theunissen
- Gray Baldwin
- Hans Nelis
- Herman van Rooijen
- Jarrad Gallagher
- Jeff Gash
- Jenny Shattock
- Joke Streukens
- Joshua Smith-Holley
- Keith Silveira
- Kim Egerton
- Lea Cowley
- Marin Glucina
- Murray Robson
- Noel Simpson
- Peter Schulte
- Rachel O'Connor
- Rita Beckmanflay
- Sharon Burling-Claridge
- Sharon Clair
- Thomas Lee
- Tracey Deane
- Vivian Rikona
- Wendy Cook
- William Machen
Tīrau Community Board - by-election 2019
Expenses for the 2018 Tīrau Community Board by-election are required under the Electoral Act to be publicly available for seven years. Expenses for the by-election are here.
2013-2016 Election period data
The 2013 election expenses are here.