Are you eligible to enrol and vote?

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If you’re eligible, you must enrol. Enrolling and voting means you can have a say on the issues that affect you.

You’re eligible to enrol and vote if you are 18 years or older, a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, and you’ve lived in New Zealand continuously for 12 months or more at some time in your life.

For electoral purposes, you are a permanent resident if you’re in New Zealand legally and not required to leave within a specific time.

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