Wairoa - Local Government Elections 2016

How do I know if I'm registered?

Wairoa District Residents

If you're a Wairoa District resident and already enrolled on the parliamentary electoral roll for the general election, you are automatically enrolled to vote in the local government elections.

If you're not on the parliamentary electoral roll in the Wairoa District area, you can enrol or change your contact details at the Electoral Commission website.

Enrol online

Non-resident ratepayers

If you pay rates on a property in a different area to where you live, you may be eligible to enrol on the non-resident ratepayer electoral roll. A company or society paying property rates can also qualify as a ratepayer elector.

Download an enrolment form here and inquire with the Wairoa District Council.
Phone: 06 838-7309

Key dates for the 2016 elections

15 July - Candidate nominations open and roll opens for public inspection  
15 July - 12 August at 12pm - Receipt of candidate nominations
12 August at 12pm - Candidate nominations close and roll closes
17 August - Public notice of candidate's names
16 - 21 September - Voting documents delivered
13 September - 5 October - Special voting period
16 September - 8 October - Progressive roll scrutiny, special voting, early processing
8 October at 12pm - Election day – voting closes midday
8 October from 12pm - Preliminary results
13 – 19 October - Declaration of results
October/November - Elected members' swearing in ceremonies

When will the candidates be announced?

Candidate nominations will open on 15 July 2016 and close at noon on 12 August 2016.


Documents will be posted to all enrolled electors from 16 September 2016. Voting will close at noon on Saturday 8 October 2016.

9 August 2016

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