Today is the last day to vote for Tauranga City Council, Western Bay District Council, Bay of Plenty Regional Council and the Bay of Plenty District Health Board.
Voting closes at 12 midday today, Saturday October 12, and people are advised to go directly to a council library or to Council service centres.
It is too late now to vote by mail. All votes posted by mail after Wednesday, October 9, may not be received in time for the close of voting, at noon today.
If you haven't received your voting papers, you can still cast a special vote at the 91 Willow Street service centre, but not at libraries. You don’t need any special documentation for this – not even an ID – but you must be enrolled to vote.
Martin Bramley outside the Tauranga City Council offices
For Tauranga City Council, Bay of Plenty Regional Council and Bay of Plenty District Health Board, voting can be done today at the following locations:
Tauranga City Council service centre at 91 Willow St from 9am to midday.
Council libraries in Papamoa, Mount Maunganui and Greerton from 9.30am to midday.
Special votes can be made at the Council service centre at 91 Willow St, Tauranga from 9am to midday today. Special votes are not available at the libraries today.
Ben Sokimi at the Youth Voting Party, encouraging everyone to go and vote
For Western Bay of Plenty District Council elections (and Bay of Plenty Regional Council and Bay of Plenty District Health Board), votes need to be made in person at one of the following five locations before noon today, Saturday October 12:
Western Bay District Council office, Barkes Corner, Cameron Rd
Katikati Library & Service Centre, The Centre – Patuki Manawa, 21 Main Rd, Katikati
Omokoroa Library & Service Centre, McDonnell St, Omokoroa
Te Puke Library & Information Service Centre, 130 Jellicoe St, Te Puke
Waihi Beach Library & Service Centre, Waihi Beach Rd, Waihi Beach
Special votes can be made at the Western Bay of Plenty District Council office, Barkes Corner, Cameron Rd.
Akira Huriwai, Kura Waller and Jonathan Tomlinson from the Tauranga Youth Advisory Group at the Youth Voting Party at Our Place