1. Keep an eye on your mailbox
Voting is done by post. If you’re enrolled, check your mailbox for your voting forms between 16 and 21 September 2022.
While you are waiting for your forms, you can use this time to learn about the candidates and what council does through our Elections 101 series.
2. Fill out your voting forms
Put pen to paper and complete your voting forms. Voting is done via the STV (Single Transferable Vote) method, where you rank candidates in order of preferences.
On your voting paper, put a ‘1’ next to your favourite candidate, ‘2’ next to your second favourite, and so on.
In an STV election, candidates must reach a certain number of votes to get elected. You can rank as many or as few candidates as you wish. More information on how STV works can be found on our webpage on electoral systems.
If you need to cast a ‘special vote’, or you have a physical disability or access need, or are unable to read or write, or are not familiar with the language on the form, you can head to Te Pokapū Hapori Community Centre at 107 Manners Street and get help from the team. Special voting will also be available at Johnsonville (Waitohi), Karori, Newtown, and Ruth Gotleib (Kilbirnie) Libraries in the final week of voting from Monday 3 October. It takes less than five minutes to issue a special vote, and you can vote on site or take it away to vote later.
If you can’t come into the voting hub to cast a special vote, then we can send the forms out to you. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 04 499 4444 and we can help.