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2022 Election Results & ExpensesNgā Putanga Kōwhiri me ngā Utu Whakahaere - 2022

Notice is given of the official result of the elections held on 8 October 2022 for Mayor and Councillors (General Ward and Māori Ward) of the Wairoa District Council (as required by Section 86 of the Local Electoral Act 2001).

Voting Document Returns


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5 Oct

Note: Full voting return sheet at this link          
General Ward (3,205 electors)          
Daily returns 0 375 175 25 0
Total returns 400 775 950 975 975
Total returns (% of total electors) 12.5% 24.2% 29.6% 30.4% 30.4%
Māori Ward (2,358 electors)          
Daily returns 1 50 200 25 0
Total returns 250 300 500 525 525
Total returns (% of total electors) 10.6% 12.7% 21.2% 22.3% 22.3%
Total (5,563 electors)          
Daily returns 1 425 375 50 0
Total returns 650 1075 1450 1500 1500
2022 total returns (% of total electors) 11.7% 19.3% 26.1% 27.0% 27.0%
DAILY% 0.0% 7.6% 6.7% 0.9% 0.0%
2019 total returns 19.1% 22.8% 25.2% 28.0% 32.6%
2016 total returns 34.1% 37.3% 41.4% 43.2% 46.8%


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Progress results will be announced early afternoon of election day, Saturday 8 October 2022.

Preliminary results will be announced on the morning of Sunday 9 October 2022, once all votes received at the council offices (up until 12 noon on election day) have been delivered to the electoral office in Auckland and processed.

The official results will be announced when special votes have been checked and included in the final result, expected to be Thursday 13 October 2022.



Will be contacted as soon as practicable after the progress results are known on the afternoon of Saturday 8 October 2022 and the preliminary results are known on Sunday 9 October 2022. This may be by email or phone.


Progress and preliminary results will be released to the media and placed on the council’s website as soon as practicable.

Under legislation a candidate can challenge the declaration of results through either a judicial recount or a judicial inquiry. A candidate will have to provide reasons for the challenge and a deposit of $750 with the application to the Wairoa District Court.

A candidate may wish to call the Electoral Officer on 06 838 7309 to discuss this.


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