Help spread the word

Election day is Saturday 23 September and voting begins on 11 September.

The Electoral Commission wants every eligible New Zealander to enrol and vote. Let's work together to make that happen.

Hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders aren’t ready to vote. Perhaps they don't know they're eligible; perhaps they forget to enrol and vote; or perhaps they don’t think their vote will make a difference.

Help make sure your community has all the information it needs to get enrolled and voting in 2017.

We've put together a range of resources you can use and share in a variety of ways – on social media, on your website, in newsletters or direct communications, or as display materials at your office, workplace or community centre. We’ll be adding new resources to share online as the election approaches.

Together, we can make sure all of us get to have our say in this year's General Election.

Download Resources for Communities Guide.

Key information

You need to be enrolled to vote

Only people who are enrolled can vote in the General Election.

Enrol by 23 August and you will be sent everything you need to make voting easy, including your personalised EasyVote card. Your EasyVote card will make voting faster and easier.

You can enrol after 23 August but you won’t get your EasyVote card.

You can enrol right up to Friday 22 September, including at an advance voting place, but not on election day itself.

Enrolling or updating your details is easy. To get an enrolment form:

Voting in the 2017 General Election

You can vote from Monday 11 September to Friday 22 September at any advance voting place. You can also enrol, check or update your details at the same time.

On election day, Saturday 23 September, all voting places will be open from 9.00am to 7.00pm.

Information about where and when to vote, and who you can vote for, will be available from Wednesday 30 August at or by calling 0800 36 76 56. It will also be included in your EasyVote pack.

You can vote at any voting place in the country, but you may need to fill in an extra form if you vote outside of your electorate.

Last updated: 09 August 2017