This session is designed to train and support new electoral staff.

Meet our panel experts. Hear how they managed their first election and what they wished they had known when they started. Find out the essentials and ask them your questions.  

This is one of a number of election-related initiatives we provide to support the local government sector.

  • 250.00 (plus GST) Members
  • 250.00 (plus GST) Non Members
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About this event

The local elections are on 8 October 2022, but a lot happens before that day. There is compilation and certification of electoral rolls, nominations, campaigning, delivery of votes, and casting of votes. There are promotional campaigns and information provided to communities so people can get involved.

Hear our experts’ first elections experiences, what they wish they had known, what they learnt, and what they know now. They will pass on their top tips and provide friendly advice to those new to working in the local elections.

If you want to put elections-related questions to them, email before 10 May, or you can ask a question live on the day.

Please note this event will be delivered online and is for council staff only.
$250 + GST per council.

Please register one ticket for your council on the Taituarā website. Leading up to the event, a Zoom link will be sent to you, to register on Zoom before attending.
This can then be forwarded to anyone in your council who would like to attend.

Note: this event is being recorded and will be made available to registrants 7-10 days after event completion.


Mali Ahipene
Pou Tuhono Tai-ranga-whenua, Customer Services, Waikato Regional Council Read Profile
Michael Morris
Manager, Governance and Legal, Invercargill City Council Read Profile
Devorah Nicuarta-Smith
Manager Governance and Support Services Read Profile
Warwick Lampp
Chief Returning Officer - Business Development Manager, Read Profile
Dale Ofsoske
Managing Director, Elections Services Ltd Read Profile
Susan Haniel
Senior Advisor, Sector Performance Read Profile