Local Elections 2022

It's election time, and we need your help. Our aim is to ensure that all Cantabrians are aware that they can influence who is representing them on the regional council.

We asked Te Kōrari panelists to fill out a short survey to tell us a little about their thoughts on the election, where they get information about candidates, and what plays into their decision to vote, or not.

The survey closed at midnight on Thursday 15 September. A report will be available soon.

What's happened and what's still to come?

  • An election is held every three years, to elect 14 councillors in 7 constituencies, for the Canterbury Regional Council (Environment Canterbury). Your local city or district council also runs an election at the same time.
  • During July and August, there was an opportunity for community members to nominate themselves for a seat at the regional council table.
  • Now that we have a list of candidates, we need to encourage the community to vote for the candidate(s) who they think will best represent their interests.
  • The last day to vote in the local elections is 8 October 2022.

How will my information be used?

The results from this survey will be used to inform our communication campaign for the elections, and help encourage more people to take part in the elections.

The information you provide will be treated as confidential, and a summary report will only show information in a way that does not identify you.

Not part of Te Kōrari?

Te Kōrari is an opportunity to share your views on a range of current topics and issues in Canterbury. It's an easy way to make a positive difference for the local environment, and ensure the voice of the community is being heard by your regional council. Sign up to join, and receive our short online surveys. Learn more.

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It's election time, and we need your help. Our aim is to ensure that all Cantabrians are aware that they can influence who is representing them on the regional council.

We asked Te Kōrari panelists to fill out a short survey to tell us a little about their thoughts on the election, where they get information about candidates, and what plays into their decision to vote, or not.

The survey closed at midnight on Thursday 15 September. A report will be available soon.

What's happened and what's still to come?

  • An election is held every three years, to elect 14 councillors in 7 constituencies, for the Canterbury Regional Council (Environment Canterbury). Your local city or district council also runs an election at the same time.
  • During July and August, there was an opportunity for community members to nominate themselves for a seat at the regional council table.
  • Now that we have a list of candidates, we need to encourage the community to vote for the candidate(s) who they think will best represent their interests.
  • The last day to vote in the local elections is 8 October 2022.

How will my information be used?

The results from this survey will be used to inform our communication campaign for the elections, and help encourage more people to take part in the elections.

The information you provide will be treated as confidential, and a summary report will only show information in a way that does not identify you.

Not part of Te Kōrari?

Te Kōrari is an opportunity to share your views on a range of current topics and issues in Canterbury. It's an easy way to make a positive difference for the local environment, and ensure the voice of the community is being heard by your regional council. Sign up to join, and receive our short online surveys. Learn more.

sign up button


  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    This survey closed on 15 September 2022. A report into our findings will be available soon.

    You cannot respond to this survey unless you are a part of the project panel.
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