Use Your Voice in the local Elections!
Voting is done by post, so if you’re enrolled to vote you’ll receive papers in your mailbox between 20 and 25 September.
Residents of one year or more are eligible to vote. More detailed information about who is eligible to vote is in the ‘Have your say’ section of the Council website, Wellington.govt.nz. If you don’t receive voting papers but think you’re eligible to vote, contact the Electoral Officer on 801 4245 or visit the Council offices on Wakefield Street to find out how to cast a special vote.
Voting is not compulsory in New Zealand but the Council encourages all eligible voters to use their voices – the local elections are your chance to have a say in decisions the Council makes that affect everyone who lives in Wellington.
Find out more about your local candidates by reading the booklet that comes with the voting papers, attending a ‘meet the candidates’ meeting or visiting the vote.co.nz website. And remember to cast your vote early – don’t leave it until the last minute.
All elections information is available in the ‘Have your say’ section of Wellington.govt.nz