Voting papers are on their way
Voting in local body elections starts in two days.
The first postal ballets will be delivered nationwide on Friday for elections to the district and regional councils and district health boards.
The voting packs include voting papers, an envelope for returning votes and a candidate information booklet with information on all candidates.
In the South Waikato Dis- trict the mayor is voted at large under the first past the post system.
The district is divided into three wards, there are six seats in the Tokoroa ward, three in Putaruru and one in Tirau. All of these are elected under first past the post. Voters will be able to vote for as many candidates as there are seats in the ward.
At the same time voting for Environment Waikato and Waikato District Health Board will take place.
There are two candidates for the South Waikato constituency for EW.
There are more than 30 candidates for the health board which is elected at large across the Waikato.
Unlike voting for SWDC and EW the health board uses the single transferable vote system. This means rather than ticking preferences, voters rank their choices by number.