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Te whakauru kairēti mo ngā pōtinga ā-rohe 2022

Ratepayer enrolment for 2022 local elections

Enrol now - the ratepayer electoral roll closes 12 August 2022

2022 Ratepayer Roll Vote Now
Do you live in one area and pay rates on a property in another area?

You may qualify to vote in both areas at the local authority elections in October 2022

You may like to vote in this election. Voting is a way to have your say on what happens in your local community. This
information is designed to help you. It notes who you can contact to enrol, and ways you might qualify to vote.

There are 2 types of electors...

Resident Roll

All parliamentary electors, including those on the Māori Electoral Roll, are automatically enrolled on the Resident Roll, at the address where they live.
Any alterations to the Resident Roll (eg. change of address details, including new postal addresses) should be made by:

  • completing the appropriate form at any postal agency
  • phone 0800 36 76 56
  • Go to the Electoral Commission website

Ratepayer Roll

If you're on the parliamentary roll in one area and you pay rates on a property in another area, you may be eligible to be enrolled on the non-resident ratepayer roll.

Ratepayer Roll enrolment forms are available below, or phone 0800 922 822.

All electors will be able to vote for the Mayor, and those electors on the general electoral roll will be able to vote for the respective general ward councillors and those electors on the Māori electoral roll will be able to vote for the Māori ward councillors.

Guidance on the Māori Ward

Information about the Māori electoral roll

An organisation can nominate one of its members or officers to vote on its behalf

If a firm, company, trust, corporation, society partners, joint tenants and tenants in common collectively pay rates on a property in a council district, one of the group may be nominated to be the ratepayer elector. The person nominating and the nominated person must be registered as parliamentary electors at addresses outside the council district where the property is located.

You can only enrol once

You can only enrol, or be nominated to enrol, once in a council district, no matter how many properties you own in that council district. Council district includes: a city, district and regional council area; a community board area if established; the area of Gisborne District Council and the local boards.

New ratepayer electors - enrolment form

If you think you may be eligible to enrol or to nominate someone as a ratepayer elector, see the Enrolment Form for Ratepayer Electors below, or get one from the local council where you pay your rates.
The electoral officer will be able to help you with your application.

For more information