Hutt at Heart

Local Body Elections 2019

You only have one chance every three years to decide who you want to represent you on Council so make sure you have your say.

Hutt City Councillors make important decisions about the future of our city and matters that affect your daily life – from recycling, roads and water to libraries, parks and sports grounds.

Who will represent me?

For the first time since Hutt City Council was formed in 1989, the city will have a mixed representation model this election. This means that residents will elect a Mayor, a ward Councillor for their area and six ‘at large’ Councillors. 

Residents in Petone, Wainuiomata and Eastbourne will also vote to elect members to their local Community Board. We’ll also elect representatives for the Greater Wellington Regional Council, Hutt Valley District Health Board and the Hutt Mana Charitable Trust.

How to vote:

  • Voting packs will be sent out to all registered voters very soon (20-25 September)
  • When you receive your pack, just vote for your preferred candidates as per the instructions on your combined voting paper and pop it into the return envelope provided
  • Return by 12 October (make sure you get them in the post by Tuesday 8 October to make sure they’re received in time), or drop them into your local library, the Council Administration Building, or the ballot box at Wellington Railway Station (7-11 October only).

If you enrolled after Friday 16 August, you won’t get your voting papers sent to you in the mail. You can make a special vote at any one of our four special voting booths.

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