To vote in the local elections, you need to be enrolled on either the residential or ratepayer electoral roll.
You are eligible to enrol if you:
You are automatically enrolled to vote in the 2019 local elections for Tasman District if:
Visit vote.nz or phone 0800 36 76 56 if:
Hard copy enrolment forms are also available at Council offices and libraries.
If you pay rates on a property in a different area to where you live, you may also be eligible to enrol on the non-resident ratepayer roll. You need to apply to be on this roll. Unlike the residential roll, enrolment is not automatic.
A company or society that pays property rates can also qualify as a ratepayer elector.
Non-resident ratepayer enrolment forms are available:
You can view the preliminary electoral roll from 19 July 2019 at:
The final electoral roll will be available from 20 September 2019 at Council offices and libraries.
Every person included on the final roll will receive voting documents via the post.
If you forget to update your details in time for inclusion on the final roll, you can visit a Council office and apply for a Special Vote.
You'll receive your voting documents for the 2019 local elections in the post in September.
To be counted, all completed voting documents must be in the hands of the Electoral Officer at the Richmond Library by 12 noon on election day.
Results will be posted on our website as soon as possible after voting closes.
Completed voting papers can be posted in the ballot boxes at the Council offices in Richmond, Motueka, Takaka and Murchison during normal office hours.
Special votes are available for those electors:
Special votes require the completion of a statutory declaration. This is a legal requirement and protects against possible duplicate voting.
Between 20 September and 11 October 2019, special votes can be made at the Council offices in Richmond and Takaka during normal office hours. Council's Motueka office will have staff available to issue special votes on Wednesday 25 September between 1.00-3.00pm, between 10.00am and 12 noon from 26 September until 1 October 2019, and thereafter during normal office hours until Friday 11 October.
On election day (Saturday 12 October 2019), special votes can be made at Council libraries in Richmond, Motueka and Takaka between 9 am and 12 noon.
Returned voting documents can be opened and processed (but not counted) during the three-week voting period, prior to the close of voting (sec 80 LEA).
Processing involves opening the envelopes, extracting the voting document and electronically recording the votes for each candidate. Voting documents are kept in secure storage when not being processed. Each voting document is processed twice, the second time by a different operator from the first. This is to check the accuracy of the first processing.
All early processing is carried out in the presence of a Justice of the Peace, who must certify that the whole process has been carried out in compliance with the relevant Acts and Regulations.
The First Past the Post (FPP) electoral system is used for Tasman District Council elections and by-elections.
In the FPP system, electors vote by indicating their preferred candidate(s). The candidate(s) that receives the most votes is declared the winner, regardless of the proportion of votes that candidate(s) received.
The Single Transferable Voting (STV) electoral system is used for the Nelson/Marlborough District Health Board elections.
For further information regarding Tasman District Council elections and by-elections, please contact: