Tēnā koe,

The Electoral Commission is underway with its preparations for the enrolment update campaign ahead of this year’s local elections.

  • Anyone who is on the electoral roll can vote in the local elections.
  • To enrol or update your details you’ll need to fill in a new enrolment form. Go online at www.vote.nz or call 0800 36 76 56 to ask for a form to be sent to you.

To make sure as many people as possible are enrolled in time to vote, the Electoral Commission will send enrolment packs to all enrolled voters at the start of July to check their details are up to date.

Voters need to be enrolled by Friday 16 August to receive their local election voting papers from councils in the mail. If they enrol after this date, they will need to ask for special voting papers from their local council electoral officer.

In the meantime if you would like to order enrolment brochures or forms, you can do so here on our website.

We are refreshing our website this year to make it easier for people to find information about enrolling to vote. You may notice that our website address is changing from www.elections.org.nz to www.vote.nz – either address will get people to the right place.

We want to work with you to ensure that people are enrolled and aware the local elections are taking place. Please feel free to contact your local Registrar of Electors to talk about enrolment in your area. You will find their contact details on our website here.

If you have any questions please send an email to enquiries@elections.govt.nz.

Ngā mihi,

Mandy Bohté
National Manager Enrolment and Community Engagement