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Our region and our council
Key dates 2019
|Friday, 12 July||Pre-election period commences|
|Friday, 19 July||Nominations open|
|Friday, 16 August||Nominations close at 12pm|
|Friday, 20 September-Wednesday, 25 September||Voting documents delivered to electors|
|Saturday, 12 October||Election day
Voting closes at 12pm
|Thursday, 17 October-Wednesday, 23 October||Declaration of results|
Election day results
All the votes in the 2019 local government elections have now been counted! Find out who has been elected, and how many votes they received, below.
Declaration of results
Pursuant to Section 86 of the Local Electoral Act 2001, and Section 62 of the Local Electoral Regulations 2001, I hereby declare the result of the elections held on Saturday, 12 October 2019 for the election of 14 members required to be elected from the following eight (8) constituencies.
Waikato Regional Council
DURNING, William: 15,328
KOIZUMI, Peter: 6240
NICKEL, Jennifer: 16,570 ELECTED
QUAYLE, Barry: 18,188 ELECTED
RIMMINGTON, Russ: 19,706 ELECTED
STRANGE, Angela: 22,921 ELECTED
CHRUSTOWSKI, Bernard: 2774
DELICH, Alana: 2671
WHITE, Kathy: 5590 ELECTED
GRAF, Clyde: 3481
KEDZLIE, Liam: 2852
MINOGUE, Dal: 3548
TEGG, Denis: 3963 ELECTED
BALDWIN, Gray: 6607
COX, Bill: 4579
HUSBAND, Stu: 6948 ELECTED
JESPERSON, Tara: 4654
VERCOE, Hugh: 7582 ELECTED
GEE, Richard: 1965
HOLMES, Keith: 6914
LICHTWARK, Fred: 6977 ELECTED
STOREY, Pamela: 7820 ELECTED
ARMSTRONG, Dan: 4831
KNEEBONE, Stu: 10,708 ELECTED
MacPHERSON, Andrew: 10,891 ELECTED
Incumbent councillors Tipa Mahuta (Ngā Hau E Wha) and Kataraina Hodge (Ngā Tai ki Uta) were re-elected unopposed.
The pre-election report is prepared by our chief executive, and must by law be politically independent. Its purpose is to inform public discussion.
In the report we discuss the three outcome areas of our mission – a healthy environment, strong economy and vibrant communities – and the opportunities and challenges ahead of us. We also summarise some of the major projects our council has planned for the next three years and set out key financial measures.
More information for voters and candidates
Voting is your chance to choose the people who will best represent what’s important to you over the next three years.
You have until 12pm on Saturday, 12 October 2019 to vote.
It’s now too late to return your voting papers by post, but you can drop them off at your nearest district council office or Hamilton City Council. Some councils are also running drive-through/drop off voting stations at a range of locations in their districts.
Special votes are available if:
- your name isn’t on the final electoral roll, but you qualify as an elector
- you didn’t receive your voting pack
- your voting pack is damaged or spoiled.
We've got more information on our site about how to vote and who the candidates are for Waikato Regional Council – just click on a button above.
If you need to cast a special vote, or want to see how many people have voted so far, please check your district or city council’s website. You’ll also find information on where you can drop off your voting papers.
What does the Waikato Regional Council stand for?
Everything we do, no matter how big or small, we do to keep our environment healthy, our economy strong and our communities thriving. But we know that people working together is key to the success of our rohe. That’s why we’re committed to working in partnership with iwi and many others in our communities.