Our next local election is being held this year. Postal voting will open on 16 September, closing on Saturday 8 October.

The elections are held every three years.

If you are an enrolled voter, you'll get a voting information pack in the mail. Check or update your details to make sure you receive your voting papers.

Information for voters

Make sure you're enrolled to vote. You can vote in the local elections if you’re on the electoral roll and live in the Bay of Plenty region or own property here.

Information for candidates

Find out more about the elections process, what the job of a regional councillor is and whether or not you're eligible to be nominated as a councillor.

On-Site Effluent Treatment Regional Plan

What the Regional Council does

Bay of Regional Council has identified four community outcomes we’re working towards achieving.

Bay of Plenty Constituency areas

Bay of Plenty Regional Council has both General constituencies and Māori constituencies.

Ratepayer Elector Roll

Do you live in one area and pay rates on a property in another area? You may qualify to vote in both areas at the local authority elections this October.

The place you live makes you a “residential elector”. This is based on the address you have given previously when enrolling. Your voting documents will be sent to this address.

However, if you also pay rates to a different council from where you live, or you pay rates on a property that has a community or local board different from where you live, you may also be eligible to enrol as a ‘non-resident ratepayer elector’.

To check whether you qualify to be on the ratepayer electoral roll, visit the online ratepayer portal.

Nomination Forms will be available when nominations open of Friday 15 July.

Key dates for 2022 council elections

15 July 2022 

Candidate nominations open and roll opens for public inspection

15 July - 12 August 2022 

Receipt of candidate nominations

12 August 2022 at 12 noon 

Candidate nominations close and roll closes

17 August 2022 

Public notice of candidates' names

16 - 21 September 2022

Voting documents delivered

16 September - 8 October 2022 

Progressive roll scrutiny, special voting period, early processing

8 October 2022 at 12 noon 

Election day - voting closes midday

8 October 2022 from 12 noon 

Preliminary results

13-19 October 2022 

Declaration of results

October/November 2022 

Elected members' swearing in ceremonies


Key contacts

Any enquiries regarding nominations or the elections can be directed to:

Warwick Lampp, Electoral Officer
Email: wlampp@electionz.com
Phone: 0800 666 048
Mobile: 021 498 517

Tone Nerdrum Smith, Deputy Electoral Officer
Email: elections2022@boprc.govt.nz 
Phone: 0800 884 881 extn. 8361
Mobile: 027 622 7248



The representation structure for the Council, as determined by the Local Government Commission. in December 2018, remains the same as the two previous elections.

Past elections

Official election results

Official election results include all ordinary and special votes.

Electoral expenses and donations 2019 - returned candidate forms

Voter turnout