Ngā pōtinga ā-rohe 2022

2022 local elections

Local elections 2022 will be held on Saturday October 2022.

Review to determine the representation of Gisborne District Council

On 10 December 2021 - 132 appeals and objections were referred to the Local Government Commission who will make a determinations on Gisborne District Council's representation arrangements for the 2022 and 2025 local government elections by April 2022.

For more information on Representation of Council in the 2022 elections

Key dates for the 2022 local elections

April / May - proposed candidate meetings

15 July 2022 - candidate nominations open and roll opens for public inspection

15 July - 12 August - receipt of candidate nominations

12 August at 12 noon - candidate nominations close and roll closes

17 August - public notice of candidates' names

16 - 21 September - voting documents delivered

16 September - 8 October - progressive roll scrutiny, special voting period, early processing

8 October at 12 noon - election day - voting closes midday

8 October from 12 noon - preliminary results

13-19 October - declaration of results

November - elected members' swearing in ceremonies

Information about our local elections

We will add new information about the elections as we get it.

On 13 August 2020, Council resolved to use Single Transferrable Voting (STV) as the electoral system for the 2022 and 2025 elections, replacing the previous First-Past-the-Post (FPP) system.

STV is a ‘preferential’ voting system. This means you rank as few or as many candidates as you wish according to your preferences. Your vote is then transferred, in whole or in part, from your first preference to your second preference to your third preference and so on, depending on whether that candidate has enough votes to be elected.

STV can be seen as a fairer system as, depending on the number of candidates you rank, you will contribute to the election of at least one candidate and your vote will not be ‘wasted’.

STV may also be a ‘proportional representation’ voting system. However, this only occurs in multi-member elections where there are at least 5 positions. Proportional representation cannot occur for example, in single member wards.