STV - It's Simple To Vote
At elections for district health boards and some local authorities voters use the "Single Transferable Vote" (or "STV"). On this site you can find out:
It is simple to vote with STV. Instead of putting a tick beside the candidates you want to vote for, you rank them with numbers.
In an STV election, candidates must reach a certain number of votes to get elected.
Voting is easy with STV. The vote counting is more complex and that's why a special computer programme has been developed.
In 2019 STV is being used to elect members of these local authorities:
- Kaipara District Council
- Tauranga City Council (1st time)
- Ruapehu District Council (1st time)
- New Plymouth District Council (1st time)
- Palmerston North City Council
- Kapiti Coast District Council
- Porirua City Council
- Wellington City Council
- Greater Wellington Regional Council
- Marlborough District Council
- Dunedin City Council