The Waikato District Council’s Mayor, 13 Councillors and 30 Community Board Members represent you, your whanau and the community. They are accountable to you for the planning, direction and management of resources to meet the present and future needs of the district.
Successful candidates need to have a clear understanding of what the community needs and who they are.
Candidate information booklet
The candidate information booklet outlines information which may be of interest to you as a candidate in the 2019 local government elections.
The election will be conducted under the provisions of the Local Electoral Act 2001 and the Local Electoral Regulations 2001. Other legislative references are found in section 5 of this handbook.
Campaigning information and guidelines
Candidates – you can now erect your election signs! Remember, electoral signs are not permitted on any reserve (including road reserves) or public places except those specifically approved by the Council.
Candidate information requests and Council’s answers will be posted online to ensure a ‘level playing field’ for all candidates.
- Pre-Election Report
- 2019 Candidate Information Booklet
- Social Media Guidelines
- 2018-28 Long Term Plan
- Governance Statement
- Code of Conduct- Elected Members
- Policies, plans and bylaws
- Public Notice – Waikato Times – 17 July 2019
- Public Notice – 22 August 2019 (Candidates and Notice of 2019 Election Day)