Advance voting places open for Mt Albert by-election

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Advance voting places will be open from Monday 13 February for people who want to vote early in the Mt Albert by-election.

“If you’re enrolled in the Mt Albert electorate, you can vote in person at one of four advance voting places from Monday,” says Alicia Wright, Chief Electoral Officer.   “It’s important to vote in advance if you can’t get to a voting place in the Mt Albert electorate on election day, Saturday 25 February.

“Look out for your EasyVote pack, which should appear in your letter box next week, with all the information you need to vote in the by-election,” says Ms Wright.

A list of advance voting places and opening hours is included in the EasyVote pack and is also available at www.elections.org.nz, or by calling freephone 0800 36 76 56.

Those unable to get to a voting place either during the advance voting period or on election day should contact the Returning Officer to arrange voting services. The Returning Officer can be contacted on mtalbert@elections.govt.nz or 09 520 1297.

Electoral Commission staff will also be visiting rest homes in the electorate to provide voting services to those unable to get to a voting place.

Voters enrolled in the Mt Albert electorate who are currently overseas, or who will be overseas on election day, can also vote. 

“Mt Albert voters currently overseas can download their voting papers from www.elections.org.nz  and upload, fax or post them back so we receive them on time,” says Ms Wright. “Mt Albert voters heading overseas soon can vote before they go at any advance voting place from Monday.”

People overseas can also vote in person at overseas posts in London, Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, or can apply to have voting papers posted to them.

“Remember, if you’re not yet enrolled, the easiest ways to get a form are online at elections.org.nz, call 0800 36 76 56, pop into a PostShop, or freetext your name and address to 3676,” says Ms Wright. “But if one of those options won’t work for you, you’ll be able to fill in or drop off an enrolment form at any advance voting place.”

Voters can vote in advance in the Mt Albert electorate from Monday 13 February at these locations:

Mt Albert By-Election Advance Voting Places

Suburb

Address

Date Open

Hours

Grey Lynn

Grey Lynn Community Centre,

510 Richmond Road

Mon 13 Feb - Sat 18 Feb Sun 19 Feb

Mon 20 Feb - Fri 24 Feb

9am - 5pm

9am - 1pm

9am - 5pm

Mt Albert

Mt Albert Presbyterian Church Hall,

14 Mt Albert Road

Mon 13 Feb - Sat 18 Feb

Mon 20 Feb - Fri 24 Feb

10am - 4pm

10am - 4pm

Point Chevalier

Point Chevalier Library,

1221 Great North Road

Mon 13 Feb - Fri 17 Feb

Sat 18 Feb

Mon 20 Feb - Thu 23 Feb

Fri 24 Feb

9am - 6pm

9am - 4pm

9am - 6pm

9am - 5pm

St Lukes

Eden/Albert Citizens Advice Bureau,

82 St Lukes Road

Mon 13 Feb - Wed 15 Feb

Thu 16 Feb

Fri 17 Feb

Sat 18 Feb

Mon 20 Feb - Wed 22 Feb

Thu 23 Feb

Fri 24 Feb

9am - 4pm

9am - 7pm

9am - 4pm

10am - 2pm

9am - 4pm

9am - 7pm

9am - 4pm

A list of election day voting places is available here.