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Voting in New Zealand Sign Language

This election we’re piloting a New Zealand Sign Language interpreting service for deaf voters at 7 voting places in Auckland, Hamilton, Palmerston North, Wellington and Christchurch.

How will the sign language service for the deaf work?

Seven voting places will be offering sign language interpreting services for deaf voters. Five will have access to the New Zealand Video Interpreting Service (NZVIS) via a tablet and two will have a sign language interpreter on site. There are set times when the service will be available at each voting place.

Which voting places is the service available at?

The New Zealand Video Interpreting Service will be available at set times at the following voting places:

City Voting place Electorates Sign language service hours
Auckland Lynn Mall (the former House of Travel shop)
3058 Great North Road
New Lynn
New Lynn
Tāmaki Makaurau
Kelston
Mt Roskill
Te Atatū
Tue 6 Oct 2pm - 4pm
Thu 8 Oct 4pm - 7pm
Sat 10 Oct 12pm - 3pm
Tue 13 Oct 12pm - 2pm
Thu 15 Oct 4pm - 7pm
Fri 16 Oct 10am - 1pm
Election day 10am - 5pm
Hamilton Lynden Court
7/13 Lynden Court
Chartwell
Hamilton East
Hauraki-Waikato
Hamilton West
Waikato
Tue 6 Oct 2pm - 4pm
Thu 8 Oct 3pm - 5pm
Sat 10 Oct 12pm - 3pm
Tue 13 Oct 12pm - 2pm
Thu 15 Oct 3pm - 5pm
Fri 16 Oct 10am - 1pm
Election day 10am - 5pm
Palmerston North Te Manawa Museum
326 Main St
Palmerston North
Palmerston North
Te Tai Hauāuru
Ōtaki
Rangitīkei
Wairarapa
Tue 6 Oct 2pm - 4pm
Thu 8 Oct 4pm - 7pm
Sat 10 Oct 12pm - 3pm
Tue 13 Oct 12pm - 2pm
Thu 15 Oct 4pm - 7pm
Fri 16 Oct 10am - 1pm
Election day 10am - 5pm
Wellington Petone Working Men’s Club
47 Udy St
Petone
Hutt South
Ikaroa-Rāwhiti
Te Tai Tonga
Mana
Ōhāriu
Remutaka
Rongotai
Wellington Central
Tue 6 Oct 2pm - 4pm
Thu 8 Oct 3pm - 5pm
Sat 10 Oct 12pm - 3pm
Tue 13 Oct 12pm - 2pm
Thu 15 Oct 3pm - 5pm
Fri 16 Oct 10am - 1pm
Election day 10am - 5pm
Christchurch Tūranga Library (Spark Place Ground floor)
60 Cathedral Square
Central City
Christchurch
Christchurch Central
Te Tai Tonga
Banks Peninsula
Christchurch East
Ilam
Selwyn
Waimakiriri
Wigram
Tue 6 Oct 2pm - 4pm
Thu 8 Oct 3pm - 6pm
Tue 13 oct 1pm - 2pm
Thu 15 Oct 3pm - 6pm
Election day 10am - 5pm

 A sign language interpreter will be on site at set times at the following voting places:

City Voting place Electorates Sign language service hours
Wellington Pātaka Art + Museum
Performing Arts Studio
Corner Norrie Street & Parumoana Streets
Porirua
Mana
Te Tai Hauāuru
Hutt South
Ōhāriu
Ōtaki
Remutaka
Rongotai
Wairarapa
Wellington Central
Sat 10 Oct 1pm - 4pm
Sun 11 Oct 1pm - 4pm
Christchurch South City Shopping Mall
555 Colombo Street
Central City
Christchurch
Christchurch Central
Te Tai Tonga
Banks Peninsula
Christchurch East
Ilam
Wigram
Wed 7 Oct 3pm - 6pm
Sat 10 Oct 1pm - 4pm
Tue 13 Oct 12:15pm - 3pm
Wed 14 Oct 3pm - 6pm
Fri 16 Oct 10am - 1pm