For information about COVID-19, visit the Unite against COVID-19 website
Before a law is passed you can give your views on it — called making a submission. You can do this online.
You can give local and central government feedback on their plans before they make decisions.
You can only vote in NZ elections if you’re enrolled on the electoral roll.
If you’re of Māori descent, you can choose to be on the Māori Electoral Roll or the General Electoral Roll when you vote in general elections.
Voting gives you a say on the people and political parties who will represent you in Parliament.
If you think you’ve been treated unfairly by a central or local government agency, you can make a complaint.
If you cannot solve a problem with a government agency, you can complain to the Ombudsman.
Page last updated: 06 April 2020
Date printed: 17/01/2022