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We used the Single Transferable Vote (STV) system for the 2019 Tauranga City Council elections.

Instead of putting a tick beside candidates, voters ranked them with numbers.

Single Transferable Vote example

It’s easy

  • Rank your preferred candidates 1, 2, 3, 4, etc, as many or as few as you wish
  • Place your vote in the prepaid envelope
  • Drop it into the nearest post box

You can learn more about STV at:

Single Transferable Vote
STV Information - Department of Internal Affairs


Tauranga City Council formerly used the first-past-the-post (FPP) voting system.

Under FPP, the voter places a tick in the box beside the name of their preferred candidate(s), and the candidate(s) with the most votes are elected.

More about FPP - Department of Internal Affairs

Last Reviewed: 14/10/2019


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