District health board elections

Are you passionate about health? If so, have you considered standing for Hawke's Bay District Health Board? 

The 2019 district health board elections will be held from 20 September - 12 October 2019 (see below for key dates).

Read general information about district health board elections here. 

Read specific information about being a Hawke's Bay District Health Board member here. 

Nomination form

Keen to know more? Come along to one of our information sessions for potential candidates!

These will be informal sessions providing an opportunity for potential candidates to find out more about what is involved in being a Board member of the DHB, and getting answers to any questions they have. 


Wednesday 17 July at 5pm
HBDHB Te Wairoa boardroom
Level 2, corner Omahu Road and McLeod Street, Hastings (100 McLeod St)


Thursday 18 July at 5pm
Foyer of the Napier Health Centre, 76 Wellesley Road, Napier

Election timetable key dates:

17 JULY: Candidate information session Hastings - 5pm, HBDHB Te Wairoa boardroom, Level 2, 100 McLeod St

18 JULY: Candidate information session Napier - 5pm, Napier Health Centre, 76 Wellesley Road

19 JULY: Nominations open

16 AUGUST: Nominations close at 12 noon

20-25 SEPTEMBER: Voting documents are issued 

20 SEPTEMBER - 12 OCTOBER: Voting period

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)

17-27 OCTOBER: Special votes are counted and official results announced

9 DECEMBER: Newly elected board members take office