Local Elections 2022

Local elections are your chance to vote for your local representative and to have a say in decisions that affect our whole community. They are held for city, district, regional councils and (in some parts of New Zealand) for community boards, licensing trusts, and some other organisations. District Health Boards are no longer included in local elections because of changes currently underway to our health system.
In the Far North our Council will consist of the Mayor, ten councillors and 19 community board members who are elected to represent our communities. They are elected every three years.
The next local body elections will held be on Saturday 8 October 2022, by postal vote. It is important that you have your say in who represents you by voting in the local body elections. 

If you would like more information please register your interest by 23rd of May.

Register your interest for the Election Tour

If you have never enrolled to vote before, are 18 years or over, and a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand, you can enrol here Enrol or update online | Vote NZ or contact the Electoral Commission.


What's different about this election in the Far North?

  • We've switched to Single Transferable Vote (STV) from a First Past the Post (FPP) voting system.
  • We’re increasing the number of councillors from nine to ten as part of our Representation Review.
  • We're introducing one district-wide Māori ward in this election. 

To find out more see the information below.