Make sure you are ready to vote
If you didn’t get an enrolment update pack in the mail recently, you need to update your enrolment details now.
Update packs have been sent to all enrolled voters to help make sure the electoral rolls are accurate.
If you haven’t received a pack by now, you are not ready to vote, and you need to enrol.
Local elections are held by postal vote, and voting papers can only be sent to those who are correctly enrolled.
“If you received your pack, all you need to do is check that your details are right. If they are correct, that’s great, you will get your voting papers sent to you in the mail in September,” says Robert Peden, Chief Electoral Officer. “If any of your details need updating, make the changes on the form and send it back in the enclosed return envelope.”
If you received a pack for someone not at your address, cross it out and repost so records can be updated.
Enrolling or updating enrolment details is easy. Simply fill in a new enrolment form, available online at elections.org.nz, or by calling 0800 36 76 56, freetexting your name and address to 3676, or visiting any PostShop.
Voting in the local elections is by postal vote. Everyone correctly enrolled by Friday 12 August 2016 will be sent their voting papers by their local council electoral officer.
Those enrolling after 12 August will need to cast a special vote, and will need to contact their local council for voting papers.