Elections

​​Tirau Co​​mmunity Board - by​​​-election

Holly Blair was elected unopposed to the Tirau Community Board, following a resignation. Holly will be sworn in at the next Board meeting.

Expenses for the 2018 Tirau Community Board by-election are required under ​the Electoral Act to be publicly available for seven years.​ Expenses for the by-election are here.


Trienn​​​​​ei​al el​ections 2019-22

​Council conducts triennial elections every three years. We are currently in the 2016-2019 triennium. The next elections for South Waikato District Council will be held in October 2019. If you are interested in standing for Council it is advisable to attend one or several Council meeting(s) to get a feel for what being an elected member is and the work that Council does. The relevant dates can be found here​

Keep an eye on this page - in July 2019, detailed information about standing for election will be available.

If you have questions you can contact our Electoral Officer he​re.

Council decision​ - First Past the Post​

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

Elect​​ion FINAL Results for 2016-19 Triennium

The FINAL result for the South Waikato District Council elections which closed Saturday 8 October at 12noon is below.​

​Mayoralty

​Votes Received

​SHATTOCK, Jenny​3,284
​DEANE, Tracey​1,987
​BLAIR, Alan​1,044
​GALLAGHER, Jarrad  ​246
​Informal​13
​Blank voting papers​97
​JENNY SHATTOCK is declared ELECTED

​Tirau Ward (1 vacancy)

SCHULTE, Peter​248
​NELIS, Hans​226
​KEESING, Derek ​111
​Informal ​3
​Blank voting papers​14
​PETER SCHULTE is declared ELECTED

​Putaruru Ward (3 vacancies)

BALDWIN, Gray​1,117
​VAN ROOIJEN, Herman​1,079
​BELL, Adrienne​921
​SHAW-THORPE, Andrea​824
​SILVEIRA, Keith​420
​O'CONNOR, Rachel Rahera​282
​Informal ​5
​Blank voting papers​37
​GRAY BALDWIN, HERMAN VAN ROOIJEN AND ADRIENNE BELL are declared ELECTED ​

​Tokoroa Ward (6 vacancies)

MACHEN, William (Bill)​2,279
​GASH, Jeff​2,166
​NGAPO-LIPSCOMBE, Arama1,904
​LEE,Thomas​1,780
​GLUCINA, Marin James​1,715
​COOK, Wendy​1,512
​ROBSON, Murray​1,279
​THEUNISSEN, Francie​1,239
​WATKINS, Brenda​1,184
​COWLEY, Lea​1,079
​ULUVAE, Amy​1,049
​GROOS, Anne​977
​SMOUT, Brian898
​SMITH-HOLLEY, Joshua685
​RIKONA, Vivian​677
​WAINE, David ​600
​CLAIR, Sharon​512
​EGERTON, Kim Nigel​365
​BECKMANNFLAY, Rita​197
​Informal​24
​Blank voting papers​42
​BILL MACHEN, JEFF GASH, ARAMA NGAPO-LIPSCOMBE, THOMAS LEE, MARIN GLUCINA AND WENDY COOK are declared ELECTED

​Tirau Community Board (4 vacancies)

ROBINSON, Cassandra464
​KEESING, Derek​410
COLLINGWOOD, Clive​333
​BURLING-CLARIDGE, Sharon​238
​STREUKENS, Joke​214
​SIMPSON, Noel​175
​Informal​0
​Blank voting papers​23
CASSANDRA ROBINSON, DEREK KEESING, CLIVE COLLINGWOOD AND SHARON BURLING-CLARIDGE are declared ELECTED ​
​The voter return is 44.41%.


General information

Triennial elections for local authorities are held every three years. The election 2016-19 process is complete.

Return of Electoral Donations and Expenses

Expenses for the 2013 Elections are required under the Electoral Act to be publicly available for seven years.

2016-19 Election period data

The 2016 election expenses are below:

2013-2016 Election period data 

The 2013 election expenses are here.

 

 

 

 

 

Page reviewed: 15 Aug 2018 3:59pm