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2019 Elections information for candidates and voters

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2019 Elections information for candidates and voters

The following elections will be held by postal vote on Saturday 12 October 2019.

Nominations of candidates closed 12 noon Friday 16 August. 

Information and pre-election report

Read the Candidate information booklet 2019 [PDF, 4.1 MB] 

The pre-election report gives an overview of our Council, it's responsibilities, our projects and activities, our future challenges and our financial position as of July 2019. 
Read the Pre-Election Report 2019 [PDF, 10 MB] 

Candidate nominations have closed

Nominations for the following positions have closed. See the list of nominations 

Mayor - election of mayor 
Council - election of 9 councillors for the Gisborne Ward 
Election of one councillor for the Matakaoa-Waiapu Ward
Election of one councillor for the Taruheru-Patutahi Ward 
Election of one councillor for the Tawhiti-Uawa Ward 
Election of one councillor for the Waipaoa Ward

Hauora Tairawhiti District Health Board 

Election of 7 members for Hauora Tairawhiti - Information for candidates [PDF, 1.3 MB]
The Single Transferable Voting electoral system will be used for this election.
Candidate names will be listed in random order on the voting documents

Determine the future of Tairāwhiti

You could be the next leader in your community.  Check out the video on how you can get involved in this year's local body elections. 

Are you enrolled?

Before you can cast a vote, you need to be enrolled on the New Zealand Parliamentary Electoral Roll. Visit the Electoral Commission website to start the registration process. Get ready to enrol(external link) 

Elections for elected members will be by postal vote on Saturday 12 October 2019.

Enrolment form and information

Enrolment Form for Ratepayer Electors [PDF, 151 KB]

For more information on nominations, the electoral roll and voting period read the
Fact Sheet for Triennial Election [PDF, 2.8 MB] 


How councils work

How councils work video(external link)

To help you find out about how councils work and are funded.  By the end of this video you will be able to explain how councils make decisions and find out about elected members’ pay.

Your first days as an elected member

Your first days as an elected member video(external link)

Gives you an idea of what to expect if you're successfully elected. By the end of this video you will get important dates into your diary so that you're available for those essential first meetings.

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