Election enrolment checks

Voters who haven’t received an enrolment update pack in the mail need to act now to make sure they are enrolled and ready to vote in the October election.

More than 3.4 million personalised enrolment packs have been sent to voters to check they are correctly enrolled.

The Electoral Commission says that every year, thousands of voters are removed from the electoral roll because they have changed address but haven’t updated their details with the Electoral Commission.

Enrolling, or updating details, can be done online at vote.nz using a New Zealand driver licence, New Zealand passport or RealMe verified identity. People can also call 0800 36 76 56 to ask for an enrolment form to be sent to them.

Anyone who is correctly enrolled by September 10 will be sent an EasyVote card which will make voting faster.

To be eligible to enrol and vote, you must be 18 or older, a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, and have lived in New Zealand continuously for 12 months or more at some time in your life.

Voting starts in New Zealand on Monday, October 2 and closes at 7pm on election day Saturday, October 14.