Elections 2019 - Ngā Pōti 2019
Nelson is a vibrant place where we are deeply connected with, and committed to, our natural, social and cultural environment. Clever business and innovation help us thrive. We enjoy living fulfilled lives in smart, sustainable communities.
Elections are an important way you can make a difference by voting or representing our community as a candidate.
The next local election is in October 2019 (see key election dates) and will be conducted by postal vote. To vote in a local body election, you need to be enrolled on either the residential or ratepayer roll. Learn more about enrolling to vote.
Become a candidate
You can stand for Nelson City Council if you are a New Zealand citizen, aged over 18, and enrolled on the parliamentary electoral roll. Being a Nelson City Council elected member is an opportunity for you to be part of governing our Smart Little City. Candidate nominations open on 19 July 2019. Learn more about standing as a candidate.