Nominations for the Western Ward By-election are now closed.

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2023 Western Ward By-Election

A by-election is required in Ashburton District's Western Ward to fill the vacancy left by Councillor Rodger Letham, who sadly passed away in December, shortly after being elected for a second term.

When will the by-election be held?

More than one eligible candidate is standing for the Western Ward, so an election will be held with postal voting starting in late April.

  • 16 February - Nominations Open
  • 16 March - Nominations Close
  • 20 April - Voting Opens
  • 12 May - Voting Closes at Noon.

How can I be involved?

Check if you live in the Western Ward by searching for your address on our Ward Boundary Map.

Make sure your enrolment details are up to date at vote.nz, especially if you changed address or didn't receive a voting pack in October's local elections.

View the nominations we have received.