Enrolling to vote and voting
Enrolling to Vote
To vote in the 2019 Election you need to be enrolled to vote by Friday 11 October 2019, the day before Election Day which is Saturday 12 October 2019.
The preliminary election roll closes on Friday 16 August 2019 at noon. Anyone who is not enrolled to vote before this date will need to complete a special vote at the Hamilton City Council Elections Office or by phoning 0800 922 822.
If you are a Matamata-Piako resident who needs to enrol, or have a change to your address, or other circumstances, do one of the following as soon as possible:
- complete an enrolment form at any NZ Post Shop
- call 0800 ENROLL (0800 36 76 56)
- visit elections.org.nz
Everything you need to know about enrolling to vote
- Download a PDF in English
- Download a PDF in Te Reo Maaori
- Watch this video in New Zealand Sign Language about how to enrol and vote
Do you live in one area and pay rates on a property in another?
If you are on the parliamentary roll in one area but pay rates on a property in another area, you may be entitled to enrol to vote on the non-resident ratepayer roll. Companies, businesses and societies that are ratepayers, may also nominate an elector to vote on their behalf, provided they reside outside of the constituent authority area.
Non-resident ratepayer roll enrolment confirmation forms will be sent out to those on the existing non-resident ratepayer roll in early March. They need to confirm or send any changes to their details by 30 April.
If you think you may be eligible to enrol or to nominate a person for the non-resident ratepayer electoral roll, you will need to complete an Enrolment Form for Ratepayer Electors (pdf, 89kb) and return it to Council by 30 April 2019.
The 2019 Election is being conducted by postal vote. Voting documents are posted to all voters whose names appear on the Final Electoral Roll with delivery by NZ Post commencing Friday 20 September through to Wednesday 25 September 2019.
If you're not enrolled by Friday 16 August 2019 you won't get your voting papers sent to you in the mail. If you enrol after this date, you will have to request special voting papers from the Council's Elections Office or by phoning 0800 922 822.
If you are enrolled to vote by Friday 16 August 2019, but don't receive your voting papers by Friday, 27 September 2019, phone 0800 922 822.
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