How to return your vote
Watch a video on how to vote
Read the full transcript of this video.
Watch this video in New Zealand Sign Language
Post your vote
You should post your completed vote using any New Zealand Post box by Tuesday 4 October 2022 so it can reach us before 12 noon on the election day, 8 October 2022.
Drop off your vote
There will be a number of locations throughout the city, including some libraries and service centres, where you will be able to drop off your completed vote.
Where to drop off your vote for more information.
What our voting boxes look like
Why we use postal voting
We are unable to run our local elections online at this point in time.
This is due to current electoral legislation set up by central government that only allows booth or postal voting.
Receiving your voting pack in the post
You should have received your voting pack in the mail if you are enrolled as an elector. See How to enrol to vote for more information.
Voting packs were sent to all eligible electors from Friday 16 September 2022 to Wednesday 21 September 2022.
Enrol or update your details before the electoral roll closes
To make sure your voting pack was sent to your current address, you needed to enrol or
update your address before Friday 12 August 2022 which is when the electoral roll closed.