Boards of District Health Boards (DHBs) have up to 11 members – 7 of these are elected every 3 years during local body elections. The Minister of Health appoints up to 4 additional members to fill any gaps in the board’s expertise and appoints the chair and deputy chair.
The elections will be conducted under the provisions of the Local Electoral Act 2001, the Local Electoral Regulations 2001 and the New Zealand Health & Disability Act, 2000.
Read the results for the election of seven members of the Capital & Coast District Health Board (CCDHB) on the Electionz website.
Final STV result report
2016 election expense returns
Click here to view the nominations for CCDHB 2016 elections.
You can also read each candidate's profile (PDF download).
Are you enrolled to vote?
To vote in a local authority election, you need to be enrolled on either the residential or ratepayer electoral roll.
Find out more about how to enrol or change your address details on the Electoral Commission’s website.
DHB elections use the Single Transferable Vote (STV) system. STV is a proportional electoral system where voters rank candidates in order of preference.
Learn more about the STV system and watch a demonstration of how it works.
Standing for elections
If you want to stand as a candidate for election to a local authority or DHB, you need to qualify and be nominated.
To qualify as a candidate for election to a district health board, you must be:
- enrolled as a parliamentary elector anywhere in New Zealand
- a New Zealand citizen
- not disqualified by either clause 17, schedule 2 of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000 or section 30(2)(a) to (f) of the Crown Entities Act 2004.
You do not have to live in the DHB’s district to stand for election to its board but you cannot stand for election in more than one DHB.
DHB employees who meet the eligibility criteria are able to stand for election.
How to be nominated
You can stand independently or under a party grouping or affiliation – similar to the process that political parties use in parliamentary elections. However you cannot nominate yourself as a candidate. You must be nominated by two people (nominators), both of whom need to sign your nomination form.
Nominators of district health board candidates must be registered residential electors in the district.
2016 nomination form
Download the nomination form as a PDF here.
Timetable for 2016 DHB elections
Nominations close at 12 noon
Electoral roll closes
17 August (or as soon as practical)
Public notice of candidate names
16 to 21 September
Delivery of voting documents
16 September to 8 October
Voting period (including Special Voting)
Early processing period
Election Day – voting closes at 12 noon
Preliminary results announced
13 to 19 October
Declaration / public notice of results
Find out more
Read about DHB elections and download the 2016 information for candidates booklet on the Ministry of Health’s website.
Read more about Wellington local body elections, including information for candidates for the DHB board, on Wellington City Council’s website.
You can also contact Warwick Lampp, Chief Returning Officer. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.