Te kāwhiringa pāti 2022 / Local elections 2022 will be held on Saturday 8 October 2022.




If you have specific questions or need more information, contact your local council and ask to speak to their Electoral Officer who will be able to help you.

This information was provided by Taituarā — Local Government Professionals Aotearoa, and its Elections Reference Group which provide leadership and support to the local government sector.

Key dates

15 July 2022 Candidate nominations open and roll opens for public inspection

15 July -“ 12 August 2022 Receipt of candidate nominations

12 August 2022 at 12 noon Candidate nominations close and roll closes

17 August 2022 Public notice of candidates' names

16 - 21 September 2022 Voting documents delivered

16 September -“ 8 October 2022 Progressive roll scrutiny, special voting period, early processing

8 October 2022 at 12 noon Election day - voting closes midday

8 October 2022 from 12 noon Preliminary results

13-19 October 2022 Declaration of results

October/November 2022 Elected members'™ swearing in ceremonies

Electoral Officers

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.

Ashburton District Council Anthony Morton 03 377 3530 amorton@electionz.com

Auckland Council Dale Ofsoske 09 973 5212 dale.ofsoske@electionservices.co.nz

Bay of Plenty Regional Council Warwick Lampp 021 498 517 wlampp@electionz.com

Buller District Council John Rodger 03 788 9111 jayar@bdc.govt.nz

Carterton District Council Warwick Lampp 021 498 517 wlampp@electionz.com

Central Hawkes Bay District Council Warwick Lampp 021 498 517 wlampp@electionz.com

Central Otago District Council Anthony Morton 03 377 3530 amorton@electionz.com

Chatham Islands Council Jo Guise 03 305033 secretary@cic.govt.nz

Christchurch City Council Jo Daly 03 941 8581 jo.daly@ccc.govt.nz

Clutha District Council Dale Ofsoske 09 973 5212 dale.ofsoske@electionservices.co.nz

Dunedin City Council Anthony Morton 03 377 3530 amorton@electionz.com

Environment Canterbury Anthony Morton 03 377 3530 amorton@electionz.com

Environment Southland Dale Ofsoske 09 973 5212 dale.ofsoske@electionservices.co.nz

Far North District Council Dale Ofsoske 09 973 5212 dale.ofsoske@electionservices.co.nz

Gisborne District Council Dale Ofsoske 09 973 5212 dale.ofsoske@electionservices.co.nz

Gore District Council Anthony Morton 03 377 3530 amorton@electionz.com

Greater Wellington Regional Council Warwick Lampp 021 498 517 wlampp@electionz.com

Grey District Council Kathryn Ruddle 03 769 8601 kathryn.ruddle@greydc.govt.nz

Hamilton City Council Dale Ofsoske 09 573 5212 dale.ofsoske@electionservices.co.nz

Hastings District Council Warwick Lampp 021 498 517 wlampp@electionz.com

Hauraki District Council Dale Ofsoske 09 573 5212 dale.ofsoske@electionservices.co.nz

Hawkes Bay Regional Council Leeanne Hooper 06 833 8017 leeanne@hbrc.govt.nz

Horizons Regional Council Craig Grant 06 952 2800 craig.grant@horizons.govt.nz

Horowhenua District Council Warwick Lampp 021 498 517 wlampp@electionz.com

Hurunui District Council Anthony Morton 03 377 3530 amorton@electionz.com

Hutt City Council Bruce Hodgins 04 570 6839 bruce.hodgins@huttcity.govt.nz

Invercargill City Council Anthony Morton 03 377 3530 amorton@electionz.com

Kaikoura District Council Anthony Morton 03 377 3530 amorton@electionz.com

Kaipara District Council Dale Ofsoske 09 973 5212 dale.ofsoske@electionservices.co.nz

Kāpiti Coast District Council Katrina Schieffelbein 04 296 4876 katrina.shieffelbein@kapiticoast.govt.nz

Kawerau District Council Dale Ofsoske 09 973 5212 dale.ofsoske@electionservices.co.nz

Mackenzie District Council Anthony Morton 03 377 3530 amorton@electionz.com

Manawatū District Council Warwick Lampp 021 498 517 wlampp@electionz.com

Marlborough District Council Dean Heiford 03 520 7447 dean.heiford@marlborough.govt.nz

Masterton District Council Warwick Lampp 021 498 517 wlampp@electionz.com

Matamata-Piako District Council Warwick Lampp 021 498 517 wlampp@electionz.com

Napier City Council Warwick Lampp 021 498 517 wlampp@electionz.com

Nelson City Council Warwick Lampp 03 377 3530 wlampp@electionz.com

New Plymouth District Council Dale Ofsoske 09 973 5212 dale.ofsoske@electionservices.co.nz

Northland Regional Council Dale Ofsoske 09 973 5212 dale.ofsoske@electionservices.co.nz

Ōpōtiki District Council Dale Ofsoske 09 973 5212 dale.ofsoske@electionservices.co.nz

Otago Regional Council Anthony Morton 03 377 3530 amorton@electionz.com

Ōtorohanga District Council Warwick Lampp 021 498 517 wlampp@electionz.com

Palmerston North City Council Dale Ofsoske 09 973 5212 dale.ofsoske@electionservices.co.nz

Porirua City Council Dale Ofsoske 09 973 5212 dale.ofsoske@electionservices.co.nz

Queenstown Lakes District Council Jane Robertson 03 441 0499 jane.robertson@qldc.govt.nz

Rangitīkei District Council Warwick Lampp 021 498 517 wlampp@electionz.com

Rotorua District Council Warwick Lampp 021 498 517 wlampp@electionz.com

Ruapehu District Council Warwick Lampp 021 498 517 wlampp@electionz.com

Selwyn District Council Anthony Morton 03 377 3530 amorton@electionz.com

South Taranaki District Council Dale Ofsoske 09 973 5212 dale.ofsoske@electionservices.co.nz

South Waikato District Council Warwick Lampp 021 498 517 wlampp@electionz.com

South Wairarapa District Council Warwick Lampp 021 498 517 wlampp@electionz.com

Southland District Council Dale Ofsoske 09 973 5212 dale.ofsoske@electionservices.co.nz

Stratford District Council Dale Ofsoske 09 973 5212 dale.ofsoske@electionservices.co.nz

Taranaki Regional Council Dale Ofsoske 09 973 5212 dale.ofsoske@electionservices.co.nz

Tararua District Council Sandy Lowe 06 374 4080 sandy.lowe@tararuadc.govt.nz

Tasman District Council Warwick Lampp 021 498 517 wlampp@electionz.com

Taupō District Council Warwick Lampp 021 498 517 wlampp@electionz.com

Tauranga City Council Warwick Lampp 03 377 3530 wlampp@electionz.com

Thames-Coromandel District Council Dale Ofsoske 09 973 5212 dale.ofsoske@electionservices.co.nz

Timaru District Council Mark Low 03 687 7280 mark.low@timdc.govt.nz

Upper Hutt City Council Warwick Lampp 021 498 517 wlampp@electionz.com

Waikato District Council Dale Ofsoske 09 973 5212 dale.ofsoske@electionservices.co.nz

Waikato Regional Council Mali Ahipene 07 859 0507 mali.ahipene@waikatoregion.govt.nz

Waimakariri District Council Anthony Morton 03 377 3530 amorton@electionz.com

Waimate District Council Warwick Lampp 021 498 517 wlampp@electionz.com

Waipā District Council Warwick Lampp 021 498 517 wlampp@electionz.com

Wairoa District Council Kitea Tipuna 06 838 7309 kitea@wairoadc.govt.nz

Waitaki District Council Anthony Morton 03 377 3530 amorton@electionz.com

Waitomo District Council Warwick Lampp 021 498 517 wlampp@electionz.com

Wellington City Council Warwick Lampp 021 498 517 wlampp@electionz.com

West Coast Regional Council Kathryn Ruddle 03 769 8601 kathryn.ruddle@greydc.govt.nz

Western Bay of Plenty District Council Dale Ofsoske 09 973 5212 dale.ofsoske@electionservices.co.nz

Westland District Council Anthony Morton 03 377 3530 amorton@electionz.com

Whakatāne District Council Dale Ofsoske 09 973 5212 dale.ofsoske@electionservices.co.nz

Whanganui District Council Kate Barnes elections@whanganui.govt.nz 06 349 3003

Whangārei District Council Dale Ofsoske 09 973 5212 dale.ofsoske@electionservices.co.nz

Deputy Electoral Officers assist Electoral Officers. They are mostly based at councils.


Ashburton District Council Phillipa Clark 03 307 7774 phillipa.clark@adc.govt.nz

Auckland Council Elodie Fontaine 021 549 325 elodie.fontaine@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Bay of Plenty Regional Council Tone Nerdrum-Smith 0800 884 881 Tone.NerdrumSmith@boprc.govt.nz

Buller District Council Jenny Collins 03 788 9608 jennyc@bdc.govt.nz

Carterton District Council Robyn Blue 027 444 1561 robynb@cdc.govt.nz

Central Hawkes Bay District Council Bridgett Bennett 06 857 8060 bridgett.bennett@chbdc.govt.nz

Central Otago District Council Beth Fulton 03 440 0056 beth.fulton@codc.govt.nz

Christchurch City Council Anthony Morton 03 377 3530 amorton@electionz.com

Clutha District Council John Scott 03 419 0878 John.Scott@cluthadc.govt.nz

Dunedin City Council Clare Sullivan 021 342 164 clare.sullivan@dcc.govt.nz

Environment Canterbury Sian Daly 0800 884 881 sian.daly@ecan.govt.nz

Environment Southland Paula Toomey 03 211 5115 paula.toomey@es.govt.nz

Far North District Council Caroline Wilson 09 401 5687 caroline.wilson@fndc.govt.nz

Gisborne District Council Heather Kohn 06 867 2049 heather.kohn@gdc.govt.nz

Gore District Council Frances Shepherd 03 209 0351 fshepherd@goredc.govt.nz

Greater Wellington Regional Council Anthony Morton 03 377 3530 amorton@electionz.com

Grey District Council Debbie Wilson 03 769 8614 debbie.wilson@greydc.govt.nz

Hamilton City Council Becca Brooke 07 838 6439 Becca.Brooke@hcc.govt.nz

Hauraki District Council John McIver 07 862 8609 john.mciver@hauraki-dc.govt.nz

Hawkes Bay Regional Council Barbara Mear 06 833 8024 barbara@hbrc.govt.nz

Horizons Regional Council Katharine Tongs 06 952 2814 katharine.tongs@horizons.govt.nz

Horowhenua District Council Tiffany Gower 06 366 1098 tiffanyg@horowhenua.govt.nz

Hurunui District Council Naomi Woodham 03 314 0070 naomi.woodham@hurunui.govt.nz

Hutt City Council Kathryn Stannard 04 570 6942 kathryn.stannard@huttcity.govt.nz

Invercargill City Council Michael Morris 03 211 8396 michael.morris@icc.govt.nz

Kaikoura District Council Julie Gapper 03 317 5026 julie.gapper@kaikoura.govt.nz

Kaipara District Council Jason Marris 09 439 1226 jmarris@kaipara.govt.nz

Kāpiti Coast District Council Tiffany Britton 027 248 4417 tiffany.britton@kapiticoast.govt.nz

Kawerau District Council Sandra Haines 07 306 9009 sanra.haines@kaweraudc.govt.nz

Mackenzie District Council Suzanne Blyth 0800 685 8514 deo@mackenzie.govt.nz

Manawatū District Council Allie Dunn 06 323 0000 allie.dunn@mdc.govt.nz

Marlborough District Council Warwick Lampp 021 498 517 wlampp@electionz.com

Masterton District Council Harriet Kennedy 06 370 6285 harrietk@mstn.govt.nz

Matamata-Piako District Council Niall Baker 07 884 0060 nbaker@mpdc.govt.nz

Napier City Council Helen Barbier 021 126 9239 helen.barbier@napier.govt.nz

Nelson City Council Devorah Nicuarta-Smith 022 013 1588 devorah.nicuartasmith@ncc.govt.nz

New Plymouth District Council Helen Begg 06 759 6102 beggh@npdc.govt.nz

Northland Regional Council Christine Taylor 09 470 1224 christinet@nrc.govt.nz

Ōpōtiki District Council Bevan Gray 07 315 3035 bevang@odc.govt.nz

Otago Regional Council Nick Donnelly 03 470 7442 nick.donnelly@orc.ov.nz

Ōtorohanga District Council Graham Bunn 07 873 4000 grahamb@otodc.govt.nz

Palmerston North City Council Hannah White 06 356 8199 hannah.white@pncc.govt.nz

Porirua City Council Lynlee Baily 04 237 3828 lbaily@pcc.govt.nz

Queenstown Lakes District Council Jo Dobb 021 889 449 jo.dobb@qldc.govt.nz

Rangitīkei District Council Carol Gordon 06 327 0163 Carol.Gordon@rangitikei.govt.nz

Rotorua District Council Rick Dunn 07 351 8321 rick.dunn@rotorualc.nz

Ruapehu District Council Nikki Fieldes 07 895 8188 nikki.fieldes@ruapehudc.govt.nz

Selwyn District Council Stephen Hill 03 3472940 stephen.hill@selwyn.govt.nz

South Taranaki District Council Jan Johnston 06 278 0555 jan.johnston@stdc.govt.nz

South Waikato District Council Vikki Moore 07 8850723 Vikki.Moore@southwaikato.govt.nz

South Wairarapa District Council Jennie Mitchell 06 306 9611 jennie.mitchell@swdc.govt.nz

Southland District Council Alyson Hamilton 0800 732 732 Alyson.Hamilton@southlanddc.govt.nz

Stratford District Council Tiffany Radich 06 765 6099 tradich@stratford.govt.nz

Taranaki Regional Council Mike Nield 06 765 7127 mike.nield@trc.govt.nz

Tararua District Council Katrina Kerr 06 374 4080 katrine.kerr@tararuadc.govt.nz

Tasman District Council Amy Clarke 03 543 7645 Amy.Clarke@tasman.govt.nz

Taupō District Council Tina Jakes 07 376 0726 tjakes@taupo.govt.nz

Tauranga City Council Robyn Garrett 027 644 6097 Robyn.Garrett@tauranga.govt.nz

Thames-Coromandel District Council Ariana Hay 07 868 0200 ariana.hay@tcdc.govt.nz

Timaru District Council Phillipa Tsukigawa 03 687 7200 phillipa.tsukigawa@timdc.govt.nz

Upper Hutt City Council Wendy Lewin 04 527 2133 wendy.lewin@uhcc.govt.nz

Waikato District Council Gaylene Kanawa 027 217 5084 gaylene.kanawa@waidc.govt.nz

Waikato Regional Council Alex Williams 07 859 0763 alex.williams@waikatoregion.govt.nz

Waimakariri District Council Sarah Nichols 0800 965 468 sarah.nichols@wmk.govt.nz

Waimate District Council Helen Strachan 03 689 0000 helen.strachan@waimatedc.govt.nz

Waipā District Council Jo Gread 07 872 0080 027 641 5295 jo.gread@waipadc.govt.nz

Wairoa District Council Trudy Clark 06 838 7309 trudy@wairoadc.gvt.nz

Waitaki District Council Carole Hansen 03 433 0899 027 709 8787 chansen@waitaki.govt.nz

Waitomo District Council Sharon Schou 07 878 0825 sharon.schou@waitomo.govt.nz

Wellington City Council Jennifer Parker 021 564 843 jennifer.parker@wcc.govt.nz

West Coast Regional Council Robert Mallinson 03 769 9094 rm@wcrc.govt.nz

Western Bay of Plenty District Council Barbara Whitton 07 579 6718 barbara.whitton@westernbay.govt.nz

Westland District Council Lesley Crichton 03 756 9081 027 531 3782 lesley.crichton@westlanddc.govt.nz

Whakatāne District Council Janie Storey 07 306 0530 janie.storey@whakatane.govt.nz

Whanganui District Council Kate Barnes elections@whanganui.govt.nz 06 349 3003

Whangārei District Council Kathryn Candy 09 470 3011 kathryn.candy@wdc.govt.nz

Frequently asked questions candidates may have

Are you thinking about standing at the next local government elections, but have questions about how the process works? These frequently asked questions below answer general queries about the process and what is involved.

You must be a New Zealand citizen and be a parliamentary elector.

Other requirements are that:

  • You are nominated by two electors in the area you are standing for.
  • You or your spouse/partner must not have concerns or interests in contracts over $25,000 with the council.
  • If you are subject to a Court Order under section 31 of the Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act 1988, you should take legal advice.
  • If you are an employee of the council, you must resign before taking up your position as an elected member. The rules of some councils may require you to take leave for campaigning prior to the election.

You do not need to reside in the area (city, district, ward, constituency, community board or local board) that you are standing for.

You do not need any formal qualifications. Elected members come from all walks of life and generally have a desire to serve their community.

You can choose to stand for election for any position in a city council, district council or regional council. You are able to run for mayor, councillor, community board member or local board member.

If you choose to stand for more than one position there are some restrictions and rules:

  • You cannot stand for both a city council/district council and a regional council
  • Where a council has both an ‘at large’ and wards system of representation, you cannot stand as councillor for both positions
  • You cannot stand as councillor for more than one ward or constituency in a council

But

  • You can stand as a member for more than one community board or local board within that council (but if elected to more than one local board, you must have preselected which local board you will take)
  • You can stand for councillor and also for member of a community board or local board (but if elected to both positions, you must choose one)
  • You can stand for both mayor and councillor

If you are standing 'at large', then you are standing for the whole council area rather than from its wards.

If you are standing for a 'ward' they are the parts of a council area that have been determined by population and communities of interest. These can be either general wards or Māori wards.

If in a regional council, the term 'constituency' is used rather than 'ward'.

The following councils have resolved to establish Māori wards for the 2022 elections. The Local Government Commission will hear any appeals and make final determinations on the establishment of Māori wards. These will be available from the Commission in April 2022.

Northland
• Northland Regional Council
• Far North District Council
• Kaipara District Council
• Whangārei District Council
Waikato

• Waikato Regional Council
• Hamilton City Council
• Matamata-Piako District
• Ōtorohanga District Council
• Ruapehu District Council
• Taupō District Council
• Waikato District Council
• Waipā District Council
Taranaki

• Taranaki Regional Council
• New Plymouth District Council
• South Taranaki District Council
• Stratford District Council
Bay of Plenty

• Bay of Plenty Regional Council
• Rotorua Lakes Council
• Tauranga City Council
• Whakatāne District Council
Gisborne / Hawkes Bay

• Hawkes Bay Regional Council
• Gisborne District Council
• Hastings District Council
• Wairoa District Council
Manawatū / Whanganui

• Horizons Regional Council
• Horowhenua District Council
• Manawatū District Council
• Palmerston North City Council
• Rangitīkei District Council
• Tararua District Council
Wellington

• Masterton District Council
• Porirua City Council
• Wellington City Council
South Island

• Marlborough District Council
• Nelson City Council

No. To be eligible you must be a New Zealand citizen and your name must be on the Parliamentary Electoral Roll anywhere in New Zealand.

You will need to be nominated by two electors whose names appear on the Māori electoral roll within the area of election for which you are standing.

Equally if you are on the Māori roll you can stand in a General ward, and will need to be nominated by two electors whose names appear on the General electoral roll within the area of election for which you are standing.

This varies between councils and between roles within a council. Ask your local electoral officer about whether the role you want to stand for is full-time or part-time.

Pay and allowances are determined by the Government'€™s Remuneration Authority. The pay rates vary according to population size and other factors. You can see all the councils remuneration schedules by clicking on this link to the Local Government Members (2021/22) Determination.

More information about how the Remuneration Authority determines pay can be found here.

You need two people to nominate you.

A nominator must be on the electoral roll for the area (city, district, constituency, community board or local board) for which you are standing, e.g. if you are standing for election to a specific ward, you must be nominated by two electors from that ward who are also on the electoral roll for that ward. You are not able to nominate yourself.

Contact your council'€™s electoral officer for a nomination form. Your nominators must fill it in. You must agree to being nominated and will also need to sign the form.

You will be able to obtain your nomination form from 15 July 2022.

Yes, if you belong to a political party or other group you may want to identify with them. However, you don'€™t have to have any affiliations. If this is your situation, you can identify as, 'independent'€ or leave the space blank when you fill out your nomination form.

If you do have a specific affiliation, the electoral officer may require a letter of consent from the party, organisation or group giving its consent for you to use the affiliation.

Nominations open on Friday 15 July and close on Friday 12 August 2022 at midday. Nominations must be lodged with the electoral officer at the council you are standing for.

Do not leave lodgement until the last day because if there are any problems with the details provided there might be insufficient time to resolve them and you could miss out.

You may provide a candidate profile statement when you lodge your nomination. This is a statement of up to 150 words containing information about yourself and you policies and intentions if elected to office. The profile statement will be included in the voting documents that all electors receive.

If your candidate statement is submitted in Māori and English, the information contained in each language must be substantially consistent with the information contained in the other language. Each language has to be within a 150 word limit.

Your profile statement must be true and accurate. The Electoral Officer is not required to verify or investigate any information included in your statement.

Your profile can include a recent passport size photograph.

In addition, your candidate profile statement must state whether or not your principal place of residence is in the area you are seeking election, e.g. 'My principal place of residence is in the Lambton Ward'€, or 'My principal place of residence is not in the Lambton Ward'€. This is not part of the 150-word limit.

See section 61 of the Local Electoral Act 2001 for more information.

There is a $200 Nomination deposit that must accompany your nomination. This applies to each election you stand for.

The funds must be deposited with the Electoral Officer by the close of nominations at midday 12 August 2022. If you pay the nomination deposit by internet banking or cheque and it is dishonoured after nominations close, your nomination will not be accepted.

Only if it is withdrawn before the close of nominations. You cannot withdraw voluntarily after nominations have closed. If you decide to opt out, your name will still appear on the voting document. If you do change your mind and decide not to run for election after you have been nominated, let your electoral officer know who will talk through the issues with you.

If you become incapacitated with serious illness or injury and unlikely to be able to perform the functions and duties if elected to office, you can apply to withdraw on those grounds. You will need verification from a doctor and lawyer about your situation. See your local electoral officer if you need more information about this process.

Yes, you can raise funds and claim expenses from your campaign. There is very specific legislation about donations and expenses which you need to abide by. See the Local Electoral Act 2001. Your Electoral Officer will also be able to give you more information.

Election campaigning can start at any time and continue up to and including election day.

Election advertising, using any media, must identify either you or your agent. The publication of any advertisements (in any newspaper, periodical, notice, poster, pamphlet, handbill, billboard or card, or broadcast over radio or television) for candidates requires the written authorisation of you or your agent.

The advertisement must contain a statement setting out you or your agent'€™s true name, or at whose direction, it is published and the street address (not a PO Box) of their residence or business. This applies during your entire campaign.

Election signs are permitted on private property (with the owner'€™s consent) at any time. The sign must be erected in a stable fashion, not be a hazard to the public or to traffic safety, and must comply with the (local authority district plan/bylaw).

For State Highways, signs must meet Waka Kotahi rules for any signage.

Depending on your council'€™s rules, election signs may be permitted on selected council property/road reserves. On these sites, signs can be erected in accordance with the rules, and generally must be removed by midnight Friday 7 October 2022. Ask your local Electoral Officer for more information about your council's rules.

Yes, the electoral roll will be open for public inspection at your Council's offices and libraries from 15 July 2022 to 12 August 2022.

No, elected members cannot use council resources for their campaigns.

Yes. Councils have policies or guidelines for web and social media use related to campaigning. They will not permit council social media pages to be used by anyone (candidates or members of the public) for electioneering or campaigning in the three months before election day. Councils monitor their websites and take down any campaign related posts.

The elections are by postal vote. Voting documents will be delivered from Friday 16 September 2022 to Wednesday 21 September 2022. Voters can return their vote anytime from when they receive their voting documents. Votes must be received by the Electoral Officer by the close of voting on midday Saturday 8 October 2022.

No, candidates or their assistants should not collect voting documents from electors. Each elector should post or deliver their own voting document to the Electoral Officer.

It is an offence (carrying a fine of up to $5000 if convicted) to interfere in any way with an elector with the intention of influencing or advising the elector as to how he or she should vote. Candidates and their assistants should be mindful of this particularly if campaigning occurs in facilities such as rest homes or hospitals.

Voting closes at midday Saturday 8 October 2022. Progress results (approximately 90 per cent of votes cast) will be known early that afternoon, with preliminary results known on Sunday morning, 9 October 2022. Final results will likely to be declared on Thursday 13 October 2022. All results will be posted on your council’s website.