A ward is a specific area where voters elect councillors to represent that area. They include general and Māori ward areas.
The Mayor and 14 councillors make up our Council. All voters elect the mayor and five councillors, plus nine councillors who are elected from the following four wards:
In addition, there will be 20 community board members elected as follows:
Community Boards represent and advocate for the interests of smaller communities within the district. The Boards liaise with community and public organisations and maintain an overview of the services the Council provides in the area.
New Plymouth District’s Community Boards work with their communities to prepare a three year Community Board Plan setting out the visions and aspirations of the Board, providing Council with an insight into matters that are important to each community and where investment and action is needed.
Who you can vote for depends on which Electoral Roll you are on. See the image below for more information.