Why voting matters
How you can enrol
To vote in local elections, you must be enrolled to vote. In New Zealand, enrolment for all elections is managed by the Electoral Commission.
If you voted in previous local or parliamentary elections, you should still be enrolled. If you have moved recently, you may need to update your details.
To find out if you are enrolled, or to find out how to enrol, visit the Electoral Commission website or call 0800 36 76 56.
How you can vote
If you are enrolled to vote, you will receive voting papers in the mail for Local Elections.
Who you can vote for
Ōpōtiki district is made up of three electoral wards. Where you live, determines which ward you get to vote in and how many elected members you get to vote for. The only exception to this is your vote for Mayor.
In Ōpōtiki, elections are held for 1 Mayor (elected at large), 1 Coast Ward Councillor, 2 Waioeka/Waiotahe Ward Councillors, 3 Ōpōtiki Ward Councillors and 4 Coast Community Board Members.
Do you live in one area and pay rates on a property in another?
You may qualify to vote more than once. Please call our Electoral Officer on 0800 922 822 to discuss enrolling as a ratepayer elector and to make a special vote in the next Local Government Elections.
Results of the 2019 Opotiki District Council Local Elections
Results for the 2016 Opotiki District Council Local Elections