Election Planning

Election Planning is used by boards to organise their schools' trustee election campaigns, to ensure the elections are run well, and the most is made of the opportunity to involve your community. To assist with the election planning process we have a number of board resources available.

More resources are being developed by NZSTA to help every board to run a successful 2019 triennial school board of trustee election. Watch this space!

Election Planner Tool


  1. By entering the Election date below, all other dates will automatically calculate 
  2. Student elections must be held on a day in September
  3. Mid-term elections must be held 18 months after the month in which voting closed for the board’s triennial election last year.


Event Date
Fix Election Date by Now
Select Returning Officer by Now
Close Main Roll  
Call for Nominations by  
Close Supplementary Roll  
Nominations Close  
Voting Papers Sent by  
Election Day
Count Votes  
Board Takes Office  
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