It’s easy to vote from overseas and have your say in New Zealand’s elections.
You can vote from overseas if you’re enrolled and one of the following statements is true:
For electoral purposes, you are a permanent resident if you’re in New Zealand legally and not required to leave within a specific time.
If you’re Australian, Niuean, Tokelauan, or a Cook Islander, you can vote if you’re enrolled and you’ve lived in New Zealand continuously for 12 months or more.
You’re eligible to enrol and vote no matter how long you’ve been outside New Zealand if you’re in one of the following groups:
Before you can vote, you must enrol.
Enrol from overseas
If you’re already enrolled, make sure your details are up to date.
Check or update your enrolment details
When you’ve marked your voting paper, return it in one of the following ways:
Check this page closer to election time for details on using the methods above, and the deadlines for getting your voting paper back to us.