Information for voters
Voting and wards
The Taupō District is made up of four electoral wards.
- Mangakino-Pouakani Ward
- Taupō East Rural Ward
- Taupō Ward
- Turangi-Tongariro Ward
The Turangi-Tongariro Community Board represents the interests of the Turangi-Tongariro Ward and has a membership of eight: six elected community board representatives (four members from the Turangi Town Subdivision and two members from the Tongariro Subdivision) and two district councillors.
The 2020 by-election is being held to fill one extraordinary vacancy for the Tongaririo Subdivision. You need to be enrolled on either the resident or non-resident ratepayers electoral roll within the Tongaririo Subdivision to be entitled to vote in the by-election.
To check what electoral ward you are in, use the map below or open a larger version of the map
Enrolling to vote
In New Zealand, enrolment for all elections is managed by the Electoral Commission. If you voted in the recent 2019 local body elections, you should still be enrolled. If you have moved since that time, you may need to update your details.
If you're not on the parliamentary electoral roll in the Taupo District area, you can enrol or change your contact details on the Electoral Commission website.
If you pay rates on a property in a different area to where you live, you may be eligible to enrol on the non-resident ratepayer electoral roll. Companies, businesses, trusts, corporations or societies which are ratepayers of a property in the district or community board area may also nominate an elector to vote on their behalf. The elector needs to reside outside the district or community board area where the property is situated.
This also applies to partners, joint tenants and tenants in common who collectively pay rates on a property in the Taupō District.
To enrol on the non-resident ratepayer roll, complete and return the enrolment form:
For assistance phone 0800 666 049 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.