Hutt at Heart
Local Council Elections 2019

Nominations open for local government elections

Nominations to stand for Mayor, Council and local Community Boards are now open for this year’s local government elections.

We’re looking for passionate people who represent the vibrancy and diversity of our city. If you or someone you know wants to play a part in shaping Lower Hutt’s future, consider standing for a position.

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.

Nominations close at 12 noon Friday 16 August 2019 and the voting period will take place from 20 September to noon on 12 October.

For more information about standing for election visit

Candidate Information Evening

Tuesday 23 July 2019
Hutt City Council Chambers

This event is being held to assist those who have decided to stand in the election to better understand the nomination process and the various legislative requirements in running the election. Candidates can ask questions and get a better understanding of some of the complexities of the election process.

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