Elections

Porirua City's 10 councillors and Mayor are elected by residents every 3 years. Our current council was elected in October 2016. The next elections will be on the second Saturday in October 2019.

Register to vote

It’s quick and easy to enrol or update your details.

You can also pick up an enrolment form from our Customer Services Centre, 16 Cobham Court, Porirua, from any PostShop or freetext your name and address to 3676. 

Electoral system

  • Elections for all local authorities (councils) throughout New Zealand are held every three years and are conducted by postal vote.
  • Porirua City uses the Single Transferable Vote system (STV). On your ballot, you'll be asked to rank the candidates in your preferred order.  
  • Read about STV.