Voting for the local body elections opens on Friday 16 September 2022 and closes at noon on Saturday 8 October 2022.
In New Zealand, all local body elections are held by postal vote. If you enrolled before 12 August you can expect to get your voting packs in the mail between Friday 16 September 2022 and Wednesday 21 September 2022. The voting period is three weeks (Friday 16 September 2022 to noon Saturday 8 October 2022).
Post your completed voting documents back to the electoral officer using the orange pre-paid envelope sent with your voting document, or visit a polling place. If you are posting your voting documents back, it is recommended these be posted by 5pm Tuesday 4 October 2022 to guarantee delivery before voting closes.
To be counted, all completed voting documents must be in the hands of the electoral officer or an electoral official by noon Saturday 8 October 2022.
Special votes are available to people:
Special votes can be obtained from:
Ballot boxes will be located at the following sites from Friday 16 September – Saturday 8 October (12 noon):
You may also be eligible to vote if you live outside of the New Plymouth district but pay rates on a property in the New Plymouth district.
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Progress results will be announced in the afternoon of 8 October. Preliminary results will be known on Sunday 9 October 2022, and final results will be known on Thursday 13 October 2022.
All results will be on our website.