The next local Council and District Health Board elections will be held ( by postal vote) from 16 September until midday 8 October 2016.
Election Day is Saturday 8 October and voting closes at noon on that day.
In the South Taranaki District you will be voting for the Mayor, councillors, community board members, regional councillors and district health board members.
All councils in Taranaki are using the FPP (First Past the Post) voting system. The Taranaki District Health Board is using STV (Single Transferable Vote).
The Electoral Officer has full responsibility for running the election.
The Electoral Officer for South Taranaki is Dale Ofsoske. He can be contacted by phone 0800 922 822 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Deputy Electoral Officer is Jan Johnston, phone 0800 111 323; email email@example.com
The elections for South Taranaki District Council Mayor, councillors and community board members will be held on Saturday 8 October 2016.
Mayor - The Mayor is elected by all the district’s voters.
Council - For electoral purposes the district is divided into five wards that elect a total of 12 councillors (excluding the Mayor). The wards and number of councillors elected for each are:
- Patea Ward - two councillors
- Hawera Ward - four councillors
- Tangahoe Ward – one Councillor
- Eltham Ward - two councillors
- Egmont Plains Ward – three Councillors
Click here to see Council Wards map
Community Boards –South Taranaki District has four Community Boards and electors in those communities vote for members to represent them on the respective community board. The Community Boards are Hawera, Egmont Plains, Eltham and Patea. Each community board comprises of four elected members plus one councillor from the relevant ward who is appointed by the council.
Click here to see Community Board Wards map
Election Timetable 2016
Candidate nominations open
Electoral roll open for inspection
Candidate nominations close and roll closes
17 - 24 August
Public notice of candidates' names
16 - 21 September
Voting documents delivered
16 September - 8 Oct
Special voting period
16 September - 8 Oct
Scrutiny and early processing
Election Day - voting closes 12 noon
Declaration of result/public notice of results
Councillor swearing-in ceremonies