We will use the Single Transferable Vote (STV) system for the 2021 by-election.
This is the same system we used in the 2019 city-wide election.
With STV, voters rank candidates with numbers instead of putting a tick beside their name.
- 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: 23/11/2020