Local elections are run by local councils. Each council appoints an electoral officer to conduct its election.
Your local council will have information about the elections in your area.
New Zealand's councils (LGNZ)
At the local elections, candidates stand for election to a variety of roles including mayor, councillor, community board member or local board member.
Information for candidates (Vote Local)
Candidates can run election advertising and put election signs up.
Contact your local electoral officer if you have an enquiry about election advertising.
Electoral officers (Vote Local)
The Electoral Commission’s role is to make sure people are enrolled to vote and provide each council with electoral roll information that is up to date. We are not involved in the conduct or administration of local elections.