Electoral officers are responsible for everything relating to a particular election or poll.
Each local authority must appoint an electoral officer and a deputy electoral officer. Electoral officers are responsible for all matters relating to a particular election or poll.
Electoral officers carry out their designated duties under the Local Electoral Act 2001 and any other enactment where they have legislative responsibilities. One of the key requirements of their role is that they manage elections independently of the elected body. Another key requirement is that they maintain the security of electoral records and the secrecy of the vote.
Electoral Officers are responsible for the management and conduct of their Council’s elections and polls. They are either based at a council or independent providers.
West Coast Regional Council TBC
Whanganui District Council Warwick Lampp 021 498 517
Deputy Electoral Officers assist Electoral Officers. They are mostly based at councils.
Hastings District Council Louise Stettner 06 871 5000
Queenstown Lakes District Council TBC
Ruapehu District Council Tasha Paladin 07 895 8188 or 06 385 8364
Tasman District Council Elaine Stephenson 03 543 8569
Timaru District Council TBC