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How to enrol to vote
Get ready to vote in the 2022 Auckland Council elections. Find out what you need to do to enrol so you can vote to have your say.
Who can vote
To be eligible to vote you must:
- be 18 years old or older
- currently live in New Zealand
- be a New Zealand resident, permanent resident, or citizen
- have been living in New Zealand continuously for 12 months or more.
How to enrol to vote
Enrol to vote now
If you're not sure if you're enrolled or your details have changed,
check or update your details online, or call 0800 36 76 56.
To enrol you must verify your identity and will need one of the following documents:
- New Zealand driver licence.
- New Zealand passport.
- Your RealMe verified identity.
If you are not able to enrol online, there are other ways to enrol or to update your details. Go to
other ways to enrol for more information.
Resident ratepayer electoral roll
You are automatically enrolled to vote in the 2022 local body elections if you're an Auckland resident and are already on the parliamentary electoral roll for the general election.
If you have changed address
When you move house be sure to inform the Electoral Commission.
When voting papers are returned as undelivered to the Electoral Commission, they have no option but to remove you from the electoral roll if you haven't updated your address.
You can check and update your details at
www.elections.org.nz/enrol or by calling 0800 36 76 56.
Non-resident ratepayer electoral roll or ratepayer elector
If you pay rates on a property in a different area to where you live, you may be eligible to enrol on the non-resident ratepayer electoral roll.
A company or society that pays property rates can also qualify as a ratepayer elector.
To enquire in either of these instances call the Electoral Office on 0800 922 822.
Contact the Electoral Commission
Contact the Electoral Commission if you:
- have any queries about enrolling
- need to update your details
- want to check your electorate/ ward / local board area
- have changed home address.
Electoral Commission website or phone 0800 36 76 56.
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