Election Day is Saturday 8 October 2022 and voting closes at 12noon on that day. The voting period starts on Friday 16 September 2022.
All local authority elections will be conducted by postal vote. Voting documents will be delivered by NZ Post between Friday 16 September 2022 and Wednesday 21 September 2022.
Special Votes are available:
- If your name does not appear on the final electoral roll, but you will nevertheless qualify. Usually this is when you have enrolled after the roll closed
- If you did not get a voting paper that had been posted
- If you spoiled or damaged a voting paper
- If you are going to be overseas over the election period
- If you are on the unpublished roll
You can either pick up your special voting pack from Waitomo District Council, or we can post it out to you. However, the completed voting papers must be returned to the Electoral Officer in the envelope supplied. This is very important as special votes also require the completion of a statutory declaration - it's a legal requirement, and it also offers electors protection against possible duplicate voting.
If you want to make a special vote, but you are not on the Parliamentary Roll (for example you may have just turned 18), you must enrol at a Post Office during normal business hours. Special vote declarations are forwarded to the Registrar of Electors who check you are eligible.
Note: Special Votes cannot be collected by candidates or their assistants for distribution to electors
Where to drop off your voting forms
There will be orange ballot boxes at Council's main office on Queen Street, Te Kūiti i-SITE on Rora Street, and Waitomo District Library on Taupiri Street.
Voting papers can also be dropped into a NZ Post Mailbox.
Te Kuiti: George Street, Rora Street, Carroll Street
Piopio: Moa Street
Maniaiti/Benneydale: Ellis Road
Mōkau: Main Road, SH3