Local body elections are held every 3 years. The elections are held under the provisions of the Local Electoral Act 2001, the Local Electoral Regulations 2001 and the Local Government Act 2002.
To vote in a local body election, you need to be enrolled on either the residential or ratepayer electoral roll. You can enrol on the residential roll if you:
- Are 18 years of age or older; and
- Are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident; and
- Have lived in New Zealand continuously, at any time, for one year or more; and
- Have lived at your current address for more than one month.
You can enrol on the ratepayer roll if you:
- Are a registered parliamentary elector; and
- Are a non-resident ratepayer who has applied for enrolment on the ratepayer roll or, if you:
- Live outside the Masterton district and have been nominated by a firm, company; corporation or society paying rates on a property in the Masterton district.
Residential Electoral Roll
If you’re enrolled to vote in parliamentary elections, you will be automatically enrolled on the local residential electoral roll. You don’t have to be a ratepayer to be on the residential electoral roll and you can change your address details on the residential electoral roll by:
- Completing the form at any Post Shop
- Telephoning 0800 ENROLNOW (0800 367 656)
- Going to the Elections New Zealand website
See the election expense declaration forms for each candidate that stood in the local body elections.