​​​​​Who can vote?

You need to be enrolled on either the resident or ratepayer electoral roll for the Waikato district to be entitled to vote.  You can check if you’re enrolled or update your details at

Postal voting

Voting in local elections is only by post; there are no polling stations. Everyone who is on the Final Election Roll will receive their voting pack in the mail during 20 to 25 September 2019.

Voting packs include a candidate profile book, personalised voting papers and a freepost return envelope that can be dropped off at any NZ Post office. The profile book includes all the names, photos and profile statements of candidates standing for Waipa District Council Mayor, Councillors and Community Boards, and Waikato Regional Council.

To make sure your postal vote is received on time it must be posted by Saturday 5 October. Voters can also drop voting papers off directly at Council offices in Cambridge or Te Awamutu during the voting period. 

Voting closes at 12 noon on Saturday 12 October 2016.

What if i'm not enrolled?

If you are not on the Final Election Roll, you can still vote but will have to register for a special vote.
A special vote can also be made if you are on the unpublished roll, you haven’t received voting papers after Wednesday 25 September, you will be away during the voting period or you have spoiled or damaged your voting papers.

To register for a special vote, phone Council on 0800 924 723 or pop into a Council office.

​Who do I vote for?

Waipa district is made up of five 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. ​​

As well as voting for Waipa district Mayor, Councillors and Community Board members, you also get to vote for:

Waikato Regional Council
Voters in the Waipa district can vote for one councillor to represent the Waipa-King Country Constituency or​ one councillor to represent Nga Tai Ki Uta Constituency. There is a separate candidate handbook for the Waikato Regional Council election - phone 0800 800 401. ​ 


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