Elections

Local government elections are held every three years. The last local elections were on Saturday 12 October 2019.

A by-election for a vacant position on the Tairua-Pauanui Community is being held. 

A postal vote will be held to fill the vacant position on the Tairua-Pauanui Community Board. Voting documents were posted from 1 July and voting will close at noon on Friday 23 July 2021.

Click the link below for nomination forms and more information.


For Thames-Coromandel District Council elections, the electors vote for the Mayor, the councillor(s) in their Ward, Community Board members in their Community Board area and for the Coromandel's representative to the Waikato Regional Council.

Read the Candidate Information Handbook (download from the right side of this page) to find out more about how Council works, the roles and workload of elected members, the legislative environment local government works in, and more.

Property owners who normally live outside the district may be entitled to vote here too, check the Who can vote page below for more information. You may need to register on the Ratepayer Electoral Roll.

In the Thames-Coromandel District, we operate a first-past-the-post electoral system, which means that a candidate needs to get the majority of the votes to win a place at the Council or Community Board.

The Pre-Election Report is prepared as an easy reference document to provide information about topical issues, including an overview of the district, financial information and a summary of major projects underway or planned for the next three years. Essential reading for voters as well as people considering running as a candidate. The report is prepared independent of elected members and is not a political document.