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Voting in an election

Voting gives you a say on the people and political parties who will represent you in Parliament.

Voting in a general election

NZ general elections happen every 3 years. In a general election you vote for a political party and a candidate you want to represent the area you live in (called your electorate). You must be enrolled to be able to vote.

Enrol or check you enrolment details online

How to vote

Find out when and where you vote‚ and what you need to do before you vote.

How to vote — What to do

Other types of voting include:

Voting from overseas

Find out if you are eligible and how to vote from overseas.

Vote from overseas

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