Elections

The next local government elections are on Saturday 12 October 2019. Local elections are held every three years.

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For Thames-Coromandel District Council elections, the electors vote for the Mayor, the councillor(s) in their Ward and Community Board members in their Community Board area.

Nominations for these positions open 19 July and close at noon on 16 August.

Nomination forms are available on the Considering Running as a Candidate page (the link is on the list below), as is everything else you need to know about the nomination process. 

Read the Candidate Information Handbook (download from the right side of this page) to find out more about how Council works, the roles and workload of elected members, the legislative environment local government works in, and more.

Property owners who normally live outside the district may be entitled to vote here too, check the Who can vote page below for more information. You may need to register on the Ratepayer Electoral Roll.

In the Thames-Coromandel District, we operate a first-past-the-post electoral system, which means that a candidate needs to get the majority of the votes to win a place at the Council or Community Board.

The Pre-Election Report is prepared as an easy reference document to provide information about topical issues, including an overview of the district, financial information and a summary of major projects underway or planned for the next three years. Essential reading for voters as well as people considering running as a candidate. The report is prepared independent of elected members and is not a political document.