Stand - E tuu

Why should I stand?

He aha ahau ka tu ai?


You would play a defining role in the future of Hamilton. The 2022 local government elections will give you the chance to be a leader of New Zealand’s fourth largest city and help improve the wellbeing of Hamiltonians.

Put your hand up to have a say on how to make your neighbourhood and your city even better.

Turn your ideas for how Council can enhance our city for everyone that chooses to live, work, play or visit here into reality.

Become the connection to Council that your community needs. Be a voice on how our city is run for the next three years, and make decisions that will have an impact for generations to come.

Now about these elections...


In the upcoming election, the community will decide a total of 15 candidates to sit at Hamilton’s Council table and lead the city*. There’ll be six East Ward councillors, six West Ward councillors, two new citywide Maaori Ward councillors, and the Mayor.

If this sounds like you and you’d like to hit the ground running when candidate nominations open, get familiar with following:

Otherwise sit tight for now, a 2022 Candidate Handbook and Pre-election Report will be available soon.

Nominations will be open from 15 July to 12 August 2022.

Key Contacts

Electoral Officer

Dale Ofsoske, Election Services
PO Box 5135, Wesley Street
Auckland 1141
09 973 5212
dale.ofsoske@electionservices.co.nz
electionservices.co.nz

Hamilton City Governance Team

elections@hcc.govt.nz
07 838 6439