New Zealand Local Elections 2019

New Zealand Local elections 2019 decide who is on your local council, regional council, district health board, and other important organisations in your area. The people who are elected get to make decisions that affect your daily life and the future of your town or city.

Enrol to have your say

You need to enrol before you can vote. You can enrol if you’re 18 or older, a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, and have lived in New Zealand for more than 1 year continuously at some time in your life. Enrol online now

Already enrolled? You should have received an enrolment update pack in the mail

Everyone on the electoral roll was sent an enrolment update pack in the mail at the end of June 2019. If you received one, check your details are right. If they’re correct, you don’t need to do anything more. If anything needs updating, make the changes and send it back to the Electoral Commission.  If you didn’t receive a pack it means you’re not enrolled or you need to update your address.  Go online to vote.nz for more information on how to enrol, check or update your details.

If you enrol after Friday 16 August

If you enrol after 16 August, you won’t get your voting papers sent to you in the mail. You’ll have to request special voting papers from your local council’s electoral officer.

Contact an electoral officer – Local Government New Zealand

Key dates for the 2019 local elections

  • 29 June: Enrolment update packs sent to all enrolled voters from this date
  • 16 August: Enrolment closes for the printed electoral roll — enrol by this date to get your voting papers in the mail
    If you enrol after this day, you’ll have to request special voting papers from your local council’s electoral officer.
  • 20-25 September: Voting documents sent to all enrolled voters
  • 11 October: Last day to enrol to vote in the local elections
  • 12 October: Voting closes at midday

Voting help

Voting when you’re on the unpublished roll

If you’re registered on the unpublished roll, you need to apply to the electoral officer at your local council to get your voting papers.

Contact an electoral officer – Local Government New Zealand

Voting from overseas

If you’re overseas, you can still take part in local elections. Just make sure you’re correctly enrolled with an overseas postal address to get your voting papers. You can’t download voting papers for local elections.

Voting when you own property in a council area, but don’t live there

If you own property within a local council area, but usually live outside this area, you can apply to go on the ratepayer roll. You can then vote in the area where you pay rates, and the area where you live.

Apply to get on the ratepayer roll

To apply, contact the electoral officer for the local council area where you pay rates but do not live. The electoral officer will send you a form to complete, sign and return so they can check you’re eligible.

Contact an electoral officer – Local Government New Zealand

 

Download New Zealand Local Election 2019 Information in other languages:

Hindi हिन्दी: 2019 के चनावों के लिए नामांकन

Punjabi: 2019 ਦੀਆਂ ਸਥਾਨਕ ਚੋਣਾਂ ਲਈ ਨਾਮ ਦਾਖ਼ਲ ਕਰਨਾ

Tamil: 2019 உள்ளுர் தேர்தலுக்கு ஆள்சேர்ப்பு

Gujrati: 2019ની સ્થાનિક ચૂંટણી માટે નોંધણી

 

 

 

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