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Understanding Single Transferable Vote
We are now over a week into voting for the Wellington City and Wellington Regional council. Voting for both of these is in the form of Single Transferable Vote. Have you wondered how this works? Do I have to rank all the candidates? Is it better to rank all the candidates, or just those you like? What happens if I don’t rank a candidate?
Check out this summary and associated resources explaining how STV works:
Voting for the WCC and WRC elections close Saturday 8th October.
There are a huge number of places that you can drop off your completed voting forms.
- By NZ Post: If you are using a post box, it is recommended you post your vote by 4 October to ensure it’s received before the cut-off date.
- To a ballot box: There are over 50 Wellington City Council-branded ballot boxes where you can drop off your voting papers across Wellington. Ballot boxes are provided at every Wellington supermarket and Council library, as well as several other locations. Votes can be delivered to ballot boxes up to 12 noon on Saturday 8 October.
- To a Wellington City Council voting hub: You can also be issued a special vote at these locations.
See the WCC website for more details on how to vote: https://wellington.govt.nz/your-council/elections/2022-elections/information-for-voters/how-to-vote
And a reminder of our Candidates for Mayor and Southern Ward (in alphabetical order):
Ellen Blake – Independent
Ray Chung – Independent
Chris Dudfield – Independent – Vision/Skills/Results (Mayor and Southern Ward)
Paul Eagle – Independent
Andy Foster – Together for Wellington
Kelvin Hastie – Future Wellington
Donald Newtown McDonald – Our truth all but whole truth
Barbara McKenzie – Independent
Tory Whānau – Independent
Matthew Reweti – Labour
Nīkau Wi Neera – Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand
Nureddin Abdurahmam – Labour
Inoke Afeaki – Independent
Dipak Bhana – Independent #Together for Wellington
Urmilla Bhana – Independent
Jonathan Coppard – Action on Climate
Chris Dudfield – Independent – Vision/Skills/Results
Laurie Foon – Green
Iain Alasdair MacLeod – Get Wellington back on course
Ate Moala – Independent
Paula Muollo – Independent