What we need to decide for the 2022 elections
In order to ensure everyone in our rohe has fair and effective representation at Council we need to review our representation arrangements at least once every six years. This is a legal requirement of the Local Electoral Act 2001 and will affect the next elections in 2022.
- The number of Elected Members - within the legal requirement of six as a minimum, and a maximum of 30 members, including the Mayor.
- The basis of election (or who votes for who) - Whether councillors shall be elected by the entire district (at large), or whether the district will be divided into wards for electoral purposes, or whether there will be a mix of ‘at large’ and ‘ward’ representation. (the Mayor is always elected ‘at large’ by the entire district)
- Ward boundaries - If election by wards is preferred, then the boundaries and names of those wards and the number of members that will represent each Ward.
- Whether to have Community Boards - if so how many, their boundaries and membership and whether to subdivide a community for electoral purposes.
- Council has already decided to introduce Māori wards for the next election, and that voting will be by way of Single Transferable Vote (STV)
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