Voting papers have been landing in people’s letter boxes since Friday 16 September.

For the first time in Nelson, you will elect a Mayor and 12 Councillors using the Single Transferable Vote System. Check the wording on your voting paper for really clear instructions on how to vote, or alternatively, watch our video explainer.

You have until Saturday 8 October at midday to cast your vote.

Once you have filled in your voting papers, you can either put them in the mail or drop it off in one of the orange bins dotted around Nelson. 

Check the map below to see locations of the bins or visit the NZ Post website to find your nearest street receiver.

Nelson City Council ballot bin locations

  • Nelson City Council Customer Service Centre, Civic House, 110 Trafalgar Street
  • Elma Turner Library, 27 Halifax Street, Nelson
  • Stoke Library, 35 Putaitai Street, Stoke
  • Nightingale Memorial Library, 2 Beach Road, Tāhunanui
  • Founders Heritage Park, Windmill, 87 Atawhai Drive, The Wood
  • Enner Glynn School, reception, 10 The Ridgeway, Enner Glynn
  • Tāhunanui Community Centre, reception, 55/61 Muritai Street, Tāhunanui
  • Habitat for Humanity Hub, reception, 166 Tāhunanui Drive, Tāhunanui
  • Victory Community Centre, 2 Totara Street, Nelson South 

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For more Election info, visit the Nelson City Council Election Hub.