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.

View a list of the latest candidates.

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


Election signs

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.

Information Requests

Candidate information requests and Council’s answers will be posted online to ensure a ‘level playing field’ for all candidates.


Important Documents

Ward Map

If you don’t know what ward you live in or how many Councillors you can vote for, find out using our ward map.

Governance structure

Not sure how all the different roles of Council fit together? Find out using our governance structure graphic.

Community boards overview

There are five Community Boards in the Waikato District. Use our Community Board Map to find where these are located.