District Health Board Elections 2019: Information for candidates

Published online: 
01 July 2019

This booklet is intended as a general guide for those people who may be considering standing for a district health board.

It covers:

  • how district health boards work
  • who can be a candidate
  • the nomination process
  • the election campaign and voting system used
  • and what happens after the election.

Key dates

Intending candidates should be aware of the following important dates for the 2019 DHB elections.

  • 19 July - Nominations open.
  • 16 August - Nominations close (at 12 noon).
  • 20-25 September - Voting documents are issued – the start of the voting period, special votes are issued and early processing of votes begins.
  • 12 October - Election day – the end of the voting period (at 12 noon) and announcement of preliminary results (as soon as practical after the close of voting).
  • 17-23 October (or as soon as possible afterwards) - Special votes are counted and official results declared.
  • 9 December - Newly elected board members take office.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    01 July 2019
  • ISBN:
    978-1-98-856897-3 (online)
  • HP number:
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2019. District Health Board Elections 2019: Information for candidates. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:

    Owned by the Ministry of Health and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence.

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