Get ready for the Tauranga by-election
Voters should check their enrolment details are up to date now to make voting easy in the Tauranga by-election.
The by-election will be held in the Tauranga electorate on Saturday 18 June to choose a new local member of Parliament.
‘If you live in the Tauranga electorate, make sure you’re enrolled and ready to vote in the by-election,’ says Graeme Astle, National Manager of Voting Services.
‘Voters who are enrolled before Wednesday 11 May will be sent an EasyVote pack in the mail. It’ll have information about when, where and how to vote, and include an EasyVote card which will make voting faster.
‘If you’ve moved since the last election, make sure you update your address on the electoral roll so you get your EasyVote pack in the mail.’
Voters who enrol or update their details after 11 May will need to cast a special vote, which takes a bit longer.
To be eligible to vote in the by-election, you need to have lived in the Tauranga electorate for a month or more, be 18 years or older, and be on the general roll. You must also be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident and have lived in New Zealand for one year or more continuously at some point.
‘You can check your enrolment details are up to date at vote.nz. You can also enrol or update your details online using your New Zealand driver licence, New Zealand passport or RealMe verified identity. Or you can call 0800 36 76 56 and ask for a form to be sent to you,’ says Graeme Astle.