Local elections 2022

E tū members with E tū endorsed candidate for Mayor of Auckland, Efeso Collins

This is your chance to vote for mayors, councillors, and other officials who will make important decisions on behalf of your local community.

Councils have a huge responsibility for the things that affect our everyday lives. From day-to-day decisions like rubbish collection and setting rates, to long term challenges like housing, transport infrastructure, civil defence preparedness, and climate change mitigation, the people who we elect this year will have big jobs to do.

E tū is always involved in local elections. As well as having a vested interest in making sure local politics serves E tū members, we also recognise the powers councils have as employers. For both directly employed workers and those employed by contractors, councils are some of the biggest employers in the country. That is why we have fought with our community allies to have paying the Living Wage at the top of council agendas every election.

Key dates

30 June: If you haven’t received anything, or you aren’t enrolled to vote, you may need to make a special vote. This process is simple, but you will have to get in touch with your local electoral officer. Click here for a list of local electoral officers.

16-21 September: Voting documents sent to all enrolled voters by local councils.

Saturday 8 October: Voting closes. Get your ballot papers back in the post at least five days before this date to ensure they arrive in time for your vote to be counted.

Vote for E tū supported candidates!

Selected candidates were sent a short survey, committing to E tū asks to champion the Living Wage and decent housing if they are elected. Click here to see if a candidate in your area made the pledge.