Local government elections are held every three years to determine who will be Southland’s mayor, councillors and community board members.

Voting for this year’s elections will open on Friday 16 September 2022 and close at 12 noon on Saturday 8 October 2022.

If you’re enrolled, we will send you voting papers in the mail.

What is Southland District Council?

Find out how Council works.

Why should you stand?

Become part of our future.

Why you should vote?

Make your voice heard.

How is Council made up?

How are communities represented?