To vote in the local elections, you need to be enrolled on either the residential or ratepayer electoral roll.
You are eligible to enrol if you:
You are automatically enrolled to vote in the local elections for Tasman District if:
Visit vote.nz or phone 0800 36 76 56 if:
Hard copy enrolment forms are also available at Council offices and libraries.
If you pay rates on a property in a different area to where you live, you may also be eligible to enrol on the non-resident ratepayer roll. You need to apply to be on this roll. Unlike the residential roll, enrolment is not automatic.
A company or society that pays property rates can also qualify as a ratepayer elector.
Non-resident ratepayer enrolment forms are available:
The First Past the Post (FPP) electoral system is used for Tasman District Council elections and by-elections.
In the FPP system, electors vote by indicating their preferred candidate(s). The candidate(s) that receives the most votes is declared the winner, regardless of the proportion of votes that candidate(s) received.
The Single Transferable Voting (STV) electoral system is used for the Nelson/Marlborough District Health Board elections.
For further information regarding Tasman District Council elections and by-elections, please contact: