​How do I enrol?

Voting opens on Friday 20 September 2019 and will close at 12 noon on Saturday 12 October 2019. 

Everyone enrolled to vote by Friday 16 August 2019 will get their voting papers sent to them in the mail.

If you are not enrolled to vote before 16 August there is still time:

  • visit Elections
  • call 0800 36 76 56
  • visit any Post Shop for an enrolment form. 

Are you a residential elector, a non-resident ratepayer elector, or both?

You are automatically enrolled to vote in the area you live in if you are registered on the electoral roll. In local elections this is known as a residential elector. To enrol, check or update your details, go to www.elections.org.nz or call 0800 36 76 56.

To qualify as a non-resident ratepayer elector for a council district you must be a ratepayer in that district. If you live in the district you also pay rates in, you will qualify as a residential elector. You must be a ratepayer for an address that is outside the council district in which you live.

You may pay rates on a residential property, such as a holiday home or a rental property in another district, in which case you may qualify as a non-resident ratepayer elector. Or, you may pay rates in respect of a property owned by your firm, company, trust, corporation or society. If so, the organisation may nominate any member or officer of the firm, company, trust, corporation or society as the ratepayer elector as long as that person is registered as a Parliamentary elector at an address outside that council district.

If you have not received your form and are a ratepayer elector you can fill in and submit the ​Enrolment Form.pdf

If you have any questions or would like more information, contact the Electoral Officer at your local council.​

Key contacts

Electoral Officer

Warwick Lampp
3/3 Pukaki Road
Christchurch 8042
New Zealand
021 498 517

Deputy Electoral Officer

Jo Gread
07 872 0080

Page reviewed: 27 May 2019 3:34pm