2019 Elections

Local Elections, held every three years for elected members of most local authorities throughout New Zealand, are to be carried out by postal vote on Saturday 12 October 2019.

Voters in Porirua will be able to vote for candidates to the following positions:

Porirua City Council:

  • Mayor 
  • 10 City Councillors for the three Council Wards
  1. Eastern Ward/Pāutahanui ki te uunga mai o te ra - Four Councillors
  2. Northern Ward/Pukerua ki te Raki - Four Councillors
  3. Western Ward/Titahi Rangituhi Porirua ki te uru - Two Councillors
  • Greater Wellington Regional Council - Two Council Members from the Porirua-Tawa Constituency
  • Capital Coast District Health Board - Seven members
  • Hutt Mana Charitable Trust - One Member

A full rundown of all the information about this year's Local Elections can be found in our Factsheet. A schedule of the most important dates in the run up to the election is also available on our Election Timetable.

Enrol to Vote

It sounds obvious but you can't vote unless you are enrolled to vote!

Enrolling to vote, making sure you are enrolled or simply checking your details are right is really straightforward. 

The Electoral Commission have put together this simple tool to make things easy for you.

You can also find out who can and can't enrol to vote.

Not sure what the voting process is all about, why you should vote and who is eligible to vote? 

Then check out this easy-to-understand LGNZ guide and get the answers to your voting questions.

You can also find out how you can enrol and vote with a disability

A simple guide on how to enrol