How to vote in the general election
The country goes to the polls in just a few weeks. tells you what you need to know about getting enrolled to vote.
In case you hadn’t heard, there’s a general election coming up. September 23, to be exact.
And while the build-up to this year’s election has come with its fair share of scandal, it shouldn’t be enough to put you off voting. Here’s why.
Voting in a general election – any election, for that matter – is your democratic right as a New Zealander to have your say on your future. By having your say on what you’d like the next government to look like, you show that you care about the lives of your family, your neighbours on your street, the people who live in your city, and the rest of New Zealand.
It pays to be informed, though. Simply turning up to a polling booth on election day and going ‘‘eenie meenie miney mo’’ isn’t enough to justify the sticker you’ll get when you leave. Here’s what you need to know before September 23: democratic duty, pop into selected polling booths around the country from Monday, September 11. Visit elections.org.nz to find out which polling booths will be open early.