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2019 Elections

Who do you stand behind?

Our region and our council

Key dates 2019

Date What's happening
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.

M Ahipene
Electoral Officer
Waikato Regional Council


DURNING, William: 15,328

KOIZUMI, Peter: 6240

NICKEL, Jennifer: 16,570 ELECTED

QUAYLE, Barry: 18,188 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


JESPERSON, Tara: 4654



GEE, Richard: 1965

HOLMES, Keith: 6914


STOREY, Pamela: 7820 ELECTED

Waipā-King Country

ARMSTRONG, Dan: 4831


MacPHERSON, Andrew: 10,891 ELECTED

Incumbent councillors Tipa Mahuta (Ngā Hau E Wha) and Kataraina Hodge (Ngā Tai ki Uta) were re-elected unopposed. 

Pre-election report

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.

Please contact us if you have any questions about the 2019 election process

Electoral Officer
Mali Ahipene
07 859 0507 or 0800 800 401

Deputy Electoral Officer
Jennie Cox
07 859 0897 or 0800 800 401

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.

Hamilton City Council

Matamata-Piako District Council 

Waikato District Council 

Thames-Coromandel District Council 

South Waikato District Council 

Taupō District Council

Rotorua District Council 

Waitomo District Council 

Waipa District Council 

Hauraki District Council 

Otorohanga District Council 

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.