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Elections to the Southern District Health Board

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The next election of board members will be held as part of the 2019 triennial local body elections.  Elections will be held for 4 board members to represent the Otago Constituency and 3 board members to represent the Southland Constituency.

Key dates for the 2019 elections are:

From 17 July                      Elections will be advertised and nominations called
19 July                                Nominations open
16 August                          Nominations close at midday
20 September                   Voter packs mailed to electors. Voting opens
12 October                        Voting closes at midday. Progress result asap thereafter
By 17 October                   Official result released
From 17 October               Official result advertised
Oct – Nov                           Minister appoints up to 4 board members
9 December                       All board members take office

Information for people considering standing for Southern DHB and nomination forms for the Southland and Otago constituencies are posted below.

If you are enrolled as a parliamentary elector you will automatically be placed on your local council’s electoral roll as a residential elector. If you need to enrol or update existing name or address details on the parliamentary electoral roll, you can do so at any Post Shop, online at or by phoning 0800 36 76 56.

The Single Transferable Vote (STV) system is used for DHB elections.  STV is a proportional electoral system that allows voters to rank candidates in order of preference. 

Anthony Morton
Electoral Officer

Ph 0800 398 683 or email