Elections

Local elections are held every 3 years. In Wellington City, they give residents and other ratepayers the chance to vote for a Mayor and Council, community boards, the District Health Board and Greater Wellington Regional Council.

Local elections 2019

Find out about Wellington City's 2019 local elections.

Electoral systems

Wellington City Council uses the Single Transferable Vote (STV) electoral system.

    Wellington City wards

    Wellington City is divided into wards. Each ward elects Councillors, who represent the interests of the city as a whole.