Voting for the local body elections opens on Friday 16 September 2022 and closes at noon on Saturday 8 October 2022.

How do I vote?

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.

Forgot to enrol?

If you forgot to enrol before 12 August, or you’re going to be away from home during the voting period, you can still enrol. You will be able to cast a special vote.

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Special votes

Special votes are available to people:

  • whose names do not appear on the final electoral roll, but who qualify as electors.
  • who did not receive a voting pack posted to them.
  • who spoil or damage a voting document previously posted to them.
  • who will be travelling during the voting period (from 16 September to 12 noon on 8 October 2022).

Special votes can be obtained from:

  • New Plymouth District Council, Civic Centre, 84 Liardet Street, New Plymouth
  • or by phoning 0800 922 822.

Ballot Box locations and hours

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Out of district?

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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How do I know the results?

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.