Going to be overseas during the Northcote by-election?

People who are overseas and enrolled in the Northcote electorate can still vote!

You are eligible to vote from overseas if you are enrolled in the Northcote general electorate and:

  • You are a New Zealand citizen and have visited New Zealand within the last three years; or
  • You are a permanent resident of New Zealand and have visited New Zealand in the last 12 months.

To check your enrolment details click here.

Enrolment closes at midnight Friday 8 June (NZ time).  You cannot enrol on election day.

How to get your voting papers from overseas

Voting papers are not automatically sent to voters who are overseas.

From Wednesday 23 May, voters who are overseas and enrolled in the Northcote electorate can get their voting papers in one of the following ways:

If you are on the unpublished roll or inside New Zealand you will not be able to download your voting papers.

How to return your voting papers from overseas

Voters who are overseas and enrolled in the Northcote electorate can return their voting papers in one of the following ways:

  • Upload their voting papers
  • Fax their voting papers to the Electoral Commission (+64 4 494 2300)
  • Post their voting papers to the Electoral Commission:
    Overseas Voting
    Electoral Commission
    PO Box 3220
    Wellington 6140
    NEW ZEALAND
  • Post or hand deliver their voting papers to an overseas voting place 

Voting papers returned to the Electoral Commission by upload or fax must be received no later than 7pm, Saturday 9 June (NZ time).

Voting papers returned to the Electoral Commission by post must be postmarked no later than Thursday 7 June and received at the Electoral Commission or at the Returning Officer’s headquarters by noon, Wednesday 13 June.

Voting papers returned to an overseas post must be received before the close of voting at that post usually 4pm (local time) Friday 8 June (subject to local holidays). 

Locations of overseas voting places for the Northcote by-election

  • BRISBANE

    Brisbane
    Physical Address:
    Electoral Commission Queensland
    Level 20, 1 Eagle Street
    Brisbane
    Queensland 4001

    Postal Address: 
    Electoral Commission Queensland
    GPO Box 1393
    Brisbane 4001
    Queensland
    AUSTRALIA

    Phone: 1300 881 665
    Email: ecq@ecq.qld.gov.au
    Office open hours: Mon-Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Last day of voting: 4pm, Friday 8 June
    Office will be closed on: No closures

  • MELBOURNE

    Melbourne
    Physical Address:
    Victorian Electoral Commission
    Level 11, 530 Collins Street
    Melbourne
    Victoria 3000

    Postal Address:
    Same as physical address.

    Phone: 13 18 32
    Email: info@vec.vic.gov.au
    Office open hours: Mon-Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    Last day of voting: 4pm, Friday 8 June
    Office will be closed on: No closures

  • SYDNEY

    Sydney
    Physical Address:
    New Zealand Consulate-General
    Level 22, 20 Bond Street
    Sydney
    New South Wales 2000

    Postal Address:
    New Zealand Consulate-General
    GPO Box 365
    Sydney
    NSW 2001
    AUSTRALIA

    Phone: +61 2 927 05900
    Email: nzcgsydney@bigpond.com
    Office open hours: Mon-Fri 9:30am - 12:30pm and 1:30pm - 4:00pm
    Last day of voting: 4pm, Friday 8 June
    Office will be closed on: No closures

  • LONDON

    London
    Physical Address:
    New Zealand High Commission
    80 Haymarket
    London SW1Y 4TQ

    Postal Address: 
    Same as physical address.

    Phone: +44 20 7930 8422    
    Email: aboutnz@newzealandhc.org.uk
    Office open hours: 10.00am - 4.00pm
    Last day of voting: 4pm, Friday 8 June
    Office will be closed on: Monday 28 May and Monday 4 June

     

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Last updated: 23 May 2018