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At the election, you’ll get to vote for the parties and candidates you want to represent you in Parliament.
Voting starts on Monday 2 October, and you can vote at any voting place in New Zealand.
On election day, Saturday 14 October, all voting places will be open from 9am to 7pm.
Enrol to vote
You need to be enrolled to vote in the election.
To enrol and vote, you must:
- be 18 years or older
- be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, and
- have lived in New Zealand for 12 months or more continuously at some time in your life.
When you’re enrolling to vote, you’re considered a permanent resident if you’re in New Zealand legally and not required to leave within a specific time. This includes someone on a resident visa.
If you enrol by Sunday 10 September we’ll send you information about the election in the mail. This will include an EasyVote card which makes voting easier.
How to vote
Find out more about what happens when you get to a voting place and how to cast your vote.
Advertising and campaigning
Learn about what you’re allowed to do during the election campaign, including what you’re allowed to do on social media, and the rules for parties and candidates.
Advertising and campaigning (elections.nz)
Starting on Tuesday 3 October, we’ll release statistics each weekday showing how many people have voted so far. We’ll also provide a comparison with previous elections.
You can use our MMP seat allocation calculator to calculate how many seats would be allocated to each party under different election scenarios.
MMP seat allocation calculator (elections.nz)