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Why you should vote in the local elections
Make sure you have your say on issues affecting Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland and your local community by voting in the 2022 local elections.
Why your vote is important
Democracy is at its best when voices of the people are heard.
It's important for voters to pay attention to local elections and to take the time to learn about the aspirations of candidates and their proposals.
There's no level of government in Aotearoa / New Zealand that is more directly involved in the day-to-day happenings within your local community, than your council.
The mayor, councillors and local board members make decisions that have impact on many aspects of your life and your local community.
Vote to have a say on Tāmaki Makaurau /Auckland's future
Voting in the local elections is important if you want to have your say on what matters to you. We deliver many services to our communities across the Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland region such as:
- the rates you pay and the services and assets they pay for
- the city's economic recovery and investment for vital infrastructure
- having a say on how we monitor and protect our natural environment
- what cultural, family and sporting events take place near you
- play spaces for children in your local parks
- visiting libraries, recreation centres and pools or hiring a community hall
- rules around where you can walk your dog
- the quality of water from your tap and at your local beaches
- city centre and local development and a thriving community
- making it safer for cyclists and pedestrians around the city and region
- a range of other services, like bus timetables, checking buildings are built properly, restaurant health rules, alcohol licences and public art.
The people you vote for will also decide on funding and maintenance of critical infrastructure that makes Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland a great place to live. Your vote can make a difference.
See How Auckland Council works to learn more about what elected members do.
Get ready to vote
Local elections are held every three years. Voting opens in this local body election on 16 September 2022.
You can vote if you are enrolled as a voter with the Electoral Commission.
See How to enrol to vote for more information about the Electoral Commission and voting.
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|Information for voters||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/elections/information-for-voters||Information for voters||Find out everything you need to know to vote in our local body elections.||aspx|
|Information for candidates||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/elections/information-for-candidates||Information for candidates||Find out how as an elected member, you can help shape the development of the Auckland region and build strong local communities.||aspx|
|How Auckland Council works||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/elections/how-council-works||How Auckland Council works||Learn about how political decisions are made at Auckland Council, what wards and local boards are, and how to find your local board and ward.||aspx|
|Key dates for the 2022 local election||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/elections/Pages/key-dates-for-the-2022-local-election.aspx||Key dates for the 2022 local election||View the key dates for local body elections 2022.||aspx|
|How Auckland Council works||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/elections/Pages/how-council-works.aspx||How Auckland Council works||Political decision-making at Auckland Council is shared between the mayor and 20 councillors (our Governing Body) and the 21 local boards.||aspx||Elections|
|How to become a candidate in the 2022 local elections||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/elections/information-for-candidates/Pages/how-to-become-a-candidate-2022-local-body-elections.aspx||How to become a candidate in the 2022 local elections||Find out how as an elected member, you can help shape the development of the Auckland region and build strong local communities.||aspx|