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. The next local elections are in October 2019.

Local elections 2019

Find out how to get involved in Wellington City's local elections.

Electoral systems

Wellington City Council uses the STV (Single Transferable Vote) electoral system to elect its Mayor,...

    Wellington City wards

    For electoral purposes, Wellington City is divided into wards.

    Representation review

    Under the Local Electoral Act 2001, all local authorities have to review their representation arrang...