Voting starts on Monday 2 October. You can vote at any voting place in New Zealand.
On election day, Saturday 14 October, voting places will be open from 9am to 7pm.
You have to be enrolled to vote
This election is going to be one of the closest yet.
It is really important that everyone who is eligible is enrolled to vote.
You can enrol online if you have a New Zealand driver licence, New Zealand passport or RealMe verified identity.
If you’re of Māori descent, you can join the general roll or the Māori roll
If you’re of Māori descent and enrolling for the first time, you need to decide whether to be on the general roll or the Māori roll.
The roll you choose decides which electorate you vote in and who you can vote for to represent you in Parliament.
Changing between the Māori roll and general roll
Once you’re enrolled, you won’t be able to change between the Māori roll and general roll until after election day on 14 October. This is because you cannot change your roll type in the 3 months before a general election.
Check that your enrolment details are up to date
To vote, your enrolment details need to up to date. Have you moved house recently? Have you changed your name since the last election? Having up-to-date details will save you time when you go to vote.
You can check and update your details online if you have a New Zealand driver licence, New Zealand passport or RealMe verified identity.
If your details are up to date, spread the word!
Do you know someone who isn't enrolled to vote? A person who has just turned 18? Someone who’s keen to have their say but hasn’t updated their enrolment address? Talk to them to get them enrolled with up-to-date details.
If you know someone who can’t get to a voting place, find out the barriers that might be stopping them from voting and see if you can help. For example, you could offer to take them to a voting place on the day.