About the Tauranga City Council election

Tauranga City Council is holding an election on Saturday 20 July 2024. At this election voters will elect nine councillors and a mayor.

Who can vote

To vote in the Tauranga City Council election, you must be enrolled by Friday 19 July 2024.

If you’re eligible to enrol to vote, and your enrolment address is within the Tauranga City Council area, you can vote in the Tauranga City Council election.

Are you eligible to enrol and vote?


Tauranga City Council also has a ratepayer roll for ratepayers (or their nominees) who live outside the council’s area. For more information about the ratepayer roll, contact Tauranga City Council.

Information for voters (Tauranga City)

Māori roll or general roll?

Tauranga City Council has 8 general wards and one Māori ward. A ward is a voting area.

If you’re on the general roll, you’ll vote for a councillor for the general ward you live in. If you’re on the Māori roll, you’ll vote for a councillor for the Māori ward, which represents the entire city.

No matter which ward you’re in, you’ll also get to vote for a mayor.

Search for my ward (Tauranga City)

Information about the Māori ward (Tauranga City)

If you’re Māori and enrolling to vote for the first time you can choose to be on either the Māori roll or the general roll for the Tauranga City Council election. 

Māori voters in the Tauranga City Council area who are already enrolled to vote cannot change the roll they’re on between Saturday 20 April and Saturday 20 July 2024. To change the roll you’re on, you needed to do so by midnight, Friday 19 April 2024.

What is the Māori Electoral Option?

More information

Tauranga City Council runs its own local elections. You can find more information about the election on their website.

Elections 2024 (Tauranga City)

If your voting papers haven't arrived, it could be because you aren't enrolled to vote at your current address, or because you enrolled or updated your enrolment after voting packs were printed.

If you haven't received your voting papers, or if your voting papers have been damaged, you will need to make a special vote. 

If you are on the unpublished roll, you won't be sent voting papers automatically and will also need to make a special vote.

Information about how to make a special vote is available on the Tauranga City Council website.

Special voting (Tauranga City)