Triennial elections for elected members of most local authorities throughout New Zealand are to be conducted, by postal vote, on Saturday 12 October 2019.
In Opotiki, elections will be required for the following positions:
Mayor (elected at large)
- Coast Ward (1)
- Waioeka/Waiotahe Ward (2)
- Opotiki Ward (3)
Community Board Members (4)
- Coast Community (4)
Bay of Plenty Regional Council Members (either 2 members from the Eastern Bay of Plenty General Constituency, or 1 member from the Kohi Constituency)
Bay of Plenty District Health Board Members (7 members elected ‘at large’).
Do you live in one area and pay rates on a property in another? See this Vote 2019 flyer (PDF, 472KB) as you may qualify to vote more than once at the local authority elections on 12 October 2019. And you can use the Ratepayer Enrolment form 2019 (PDF, 145KB) to register as a ratepayer elector.