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lived here for at least a year, or a res­i­dent of the Cook Is­lands, Aus­tralia, Niue or Toke­lau who has lived here for at least a year.

If you’re el­i­gi­ble to vote but haven’t en­rolled yet, go to elec­tions.org.nz, visit your near­est PostShop, call 0800 36 76 56, or text your ad­dress to 3676. You can en­rol to vote up un­til Septem­ber 22 – the day be­fore the elec­tion.

There’s still plenty of time to find out which party and poli­cies align most with your way of think­ing. Watch the news, read news­pa­pers, check out Neigh­bourly and do your own in­de­pen­dent re­search. In the weeks lead­ing up to the elec­tion you’ll also re­ceive an info pack in the mail which in­cludes de­tails about the local MPs you can vote for.

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You don’t have to wait un­til Septem­ber 23 - some polling booths will be open early so you can avoid the rush.

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