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Ngā pōtinga ā-rohe 2022

2022 local elections

Local elections for Gisborne District Council will be held by postal vote on Saturday 8 October 2022.

STV (Single Transferable Voting) is being used to elect members for the first time in the Gisborne District Council elections.

Who is being elected?

Following the decision to establish Māori wards in 2021, Council reviewed the representation arrangements and as a result of the Local Government Commission’s determination made on 6 April 2022 Tairāwhiti will be represented by:

  • Mayor - elected at large
  • 13 councillors
WardCouncillorsResident electors
Tairāwhiti General Ward823,454
Tairāwhiti Māori Ward511,054

Guidance on the Māori ward

There will be no district health board elections in 2022.

Key dates for the local elections

Thinking of standing - come along to a candidate information meeting

Candidate information meetingsJune/July
Nominations openFriday 15 July 
Nominations close12noon Friday 12 August
Delivery of voting packs16 - 21 September
Voting closes - Election day12noon Saturday 8 October
Official results announcedThursday 13 October
Swearing in ceremonyNovember

Information on standing for council, are you enrolled and voting

Election documents

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