After a promising start, Aucklanders have once again largely ignored this year's local body elections.

With one day of voting left, 35.18 per cent of Aucklanders have cast a vote. The final vote is tracking for 37.6 per cent, only marginally better than the 35.5 per cent turnout in 2013.

Midway through the three-week voting period, it looked like the vote would be about 43 per cent, but it has steadily tracked downwards in the past nine days.

Voting closes at midday tomorrow, but there is still time for people to take their votes to a library, council centre or the electoral office.


If you want to vote but are not sure whether your are on the electoral roll or know you are not on the electoral roll, you will need to:

• Visit your local PostShop by 4pm today to either check your status or enrol;
• Once you are on the roll, take yourself to the closest council service centre near where you live, or one of the five libraries around the region (exact locations listed below) and collect your special voting paper;
• Make your choice and drop your papers by midday Saturday into one of the ballot boxes provided at:

• Any one of 55 libraries
• 9 service centres
• 7 giant heart-on-a-stick ballot boxes at the Orewa, Takapuna, New Lynn, Manukau, Pakuranga, Pukekohe libraries and on lower Queen St, outside Britomart Station

• Birkenhead Library - Nell Fisher Reserve, Hinemoa St , Birkenhead
• Glen Eden Library - 12 - 32 Glendale Rd, Glen Eden
• Howick Library -25 Uxbridge Rd, Howick
• Kumeu Library - 296 Main Rd, Huapai
• Warkworth Library - 2 Baxter St, Warkworth
• Great Barrier Service Centre -Hector Sanderson Rd, Claris, Great Barrier
• Henderson Service Centre - 6 Henderson Valley Rd, Henderson
• Manukau Service Centre - 4 Osterley Way, Manukau
• Orewa Service Centre -50 Centreway Rd, Orewa
• Papakura Service Centre - 35 Coles Crescent, Papakura
• Pukekohe Service Centre - 82 Manukau Rd, Pukekohe
• Takapuna Service Centre - 1 The Strand, Takapuna
• Waiheke Service Centre - 10 Belgium St, Waiheke
• Bledisloe House Service Centre - 24 Wellesley St West, CBD