This time it will only be for the Kapiti Mayor, plus Districtwide Councilors (3) — and for Waikanae people, the Ward councilors (2) plus the Community Board (4).

Because the District Health Boards have been abolished, there is no vote involved for that this time.

As before, the STV voting system is used which involves listing candidates in order of preference, but it’s unnecessary to list all the candidates in order of preference, just the ones you want is enough — 1,2,3 — and makes it a lot easier.