By-election packs have been mailed out and voting has begun for the Maungakiekie-Ta¯maki Ward, Manurewa Local Board and Waitemata¯ Local Board byelections. Ballot boxes are available from January 26 until noon on February 17 at libraries located within the by-election areas. All completed voting documents must be received by noon, February 17. There are 12 candidates standing across the three by-elections with approximately 165,000 Aucklanders eligible to vote. For information about the candidates, the voting process, ballot box locations, and electoral boundaries visit the Auckland Council website.