Information about Council elections and by-elections.

Coastal ward by-election 2021

A by-election is being held on Friday 8 October 2021 to fill an extraordinary vacancy for the Coastal ward of the Christchurch City Council. The vacancy has arisen from the recent resignation of James Daniels from the Council.

To stand as a candidate, learn more about voting, or see a timetable for the by-election, please see below.

For further information please contact the Electoral Officer, Jo Daly, at jo.daly@ccc.govt.nz or 03 941 8581.

By-election announced Monday 12 July 2021
  • Notice of by-election
  • Nominations open
  • Electoral roll opens
Thursday 15 July 2021
Nominations close, electoral roll closes Noon, Thursday 12 August 2021
Further notice of election published (if election contested) Wednesday 18 August 2021
Voting opens, voter packs lodged Thursday 16 September 2021

Election day

  • Voting closes at noon
  • Progress results shortly after
Noon, Friday 8 October 2021
Preliminary results Monday 11 October
Public notice of final result From Thursday 14 October 2021

If an election is required to fill this vacancy, the election will be conducted by postal voting under the First Past the Post (FPP) electoral system.

The voting papers will be mailed out to electors on Thursday 16 September 2021 and voting will close at midday on Friday 8 October 2021. Candidate names will be listed in random order on the voting papers.

The preliminary electoral roll for the by-election can be inspected from Thursday 15 July to Thursday 12 August during normal office hours at:

  • Christchurch City Council Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street, Christchurch
  • Parklands Library, 46 Queenspark Drive, Parklands
  • New Brighton Library, 213 Marine Parade, New Brighton 
  • Shirley Library, 36 Marshland Road, Shirley

Information guide [PDF, 45 KB].

How to enrol.

Map of the Coastal ward [PDF, 2.1 MB].

More about the Waitai Coastal-Burwood Community Board(external link) and the elected Council.

Public notice – First notice of election [PDF, 29 KB]

Nominations for Coastal ward councillor open on Thursday 15 July 2021 and must be received by the Electoral Officer by noon on Thursday 12 August 2021.

More information:

You can also request information from the Electoral Officer.