Have your say on who represents your community by voting in the 2022 local elections. You can vote from 16 September to 8 October.
If you already have your voting papers?
If you were enrolled by 12 August you should have received your voting papers by mail.
You need to complete these and make sure they are returned to a returning box by midday on Saturday 8 October. You can send them in by mail or deliver them by hand. But if sent by mail please ensure they will arrive in time (see below).
If you make a mistake on the form you will need to get another form to complete (see below).
If you do not have your voting papers or need new papers?
If you were enrolled by 12 August but did not receive your voting papers this may be because they have gone missing or been damaged or because you were not enrolled to vote, were on the unpublished roll, and/or have moved to a new address. In this case, you will need to request special voting papers.
Check you are enrolled to 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 one year continuously at some time in your life.
Visit your local council or call your local electoral officer to request special voting papers. If you call and request papers your electoral officer will send them out to you by post. But you’ll need to allow 5 working days for delivery and time to return them by hand (as there will not be enough time to post them back by the deadline for voting). We recommend you collect by hand and deposit by hand as the most reliable option.
You need to be correctly enrolled by midnight on 7 October for your vote to count.