2008 electoral system poll

Poll results on which electoral system to use to elect the Mayor and Councillors for the next two local authority elections.

Final results:

Votes for STV (Single Transferable Vote) 22,214
Votes for FPP (First Past the Post) 21,733
Informal votes 15
Blank votes 60
Total votes counted 44,022

The result of the poll is binding on the Council.

The local body elections in Wellington city in 2010 were held using the STV electoral system and the legislation requires the Council to use this system for the 2013 elections.

Wellington's local body elections will continue to use the STV electoral system beyond the 2013 elections until either the Council passes a resolution or a further poll of electors determines otherwise.

Council Electoral Officer

Address: PO Box 2199, Wellington
Phone: (04) 801 3484
Fax: (04) 801 3020
Email: ross.bly@wcc.govt.nz