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Western Ward By-Election

In early 2023, a by-election will be required in the Ashburton District Western Ward to fill the seat left vacant by Councillor Rodger Letham, who sadly passed away in December.

When will the by-election be held?

Nominations will open in February, with postal voting starting in March if more than one eligible candidate stands for election. Please note that the dates below are not considered official until the formal Notice of Election is issued by the district's Electoral Officer.

  • 16 February - Formal Notice of Election
  • 16 February - Nominations Open
  • 16 March - Nominations Close
  • 20 April - Voting Starts (if required)
  • 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 have moved to the area recently, changed address or didn't receive a voting pack in last October's local elections.

You may also want to consider if you or someone you know would be interested in serving the community by standing for the Western Ward in the by-election.

Votes Returned in the Ashburton District

Last updated: 13 Oct 2022 5:52pm


55% - 2019 Voter Turnout

11,706 Votes