Local body elections are held throughout New Zealand every three years. The next elections for Taupō District Council will be held on October 12, 2019.
The Taupō District Council election will be for the mayor and 11 councillors, including one from the newly established Taupō East Rural ward, seven from the Taupō ward, two from Turangi/Tongariro and one from Mangakino.
There will also be an election for the Turangi/Tongariro Community Board which will include four members from Turangi town and two members from the remaining area the ward covers.
The nomination period is now closed.
The 2019 Pre-Election Report provides voters and candidates with information about the council’s financial position, major projects planned and the key issues facing the district. Its purpose is to promote informed public discussion in the lead up to the local body elections this year.