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Auckland Council

Elections 2019

Ngā Pōti 2019

When the election will take place

The next local body elections will take place in October 2019. See key election dates.

How you can vote

Local elections are conducted by postal vote.

Why be a candidate

Being an Auckland Council elected member is an opportunity for you to be part of governing the largest city in the country and the largest council in Australasia.

Help us shape the future of our city and local communities by standing as a candidate.

Candidate nominations open on 19 July 2019.

Who is eligible to be a candidate

You can stand for Auckland Council if you are:

  • a New Zealand citizen
  • aged over 18
  • enrolled on the parliamentary electoral roll.



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