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
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
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
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
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.