Enrol to vote
To vote in Local Elections 2022, you must be enrolled to vote.
If you voted in previous local or parliamentary elections, you should still be enrolled; but If you have moved recently, you may need to update your details.
If you’re not sure if you’re enrolled or your details have changed, check or update your details online, or call 0800 36 76 56.
To enrol you must verify your identity and will need one of the following documents:
- New Zealand driver licence
- New Zealand passport
- Your RealMe verified identity
If you are not able to enrol online, there are other ways to enrol or to update your details. Go to other ways to enrol for more information.
Resident ratepayer electoral roll
You are automatically enrolled to vote in the 2022 local body elections if you’re a Stratford resident and are already on the parliamentary electoral roll for the general election.
If you have changed your address
When you move house be sure to inform the Electoral Commission.
When voting papers are returned as undelivered to the Electoral Commission, they have no option but to remove you from the electoral roll if you haven’t updated your address.
You can check and update your details at www.elections.org.nz/enrol or by calling 0800 36 76 56.
Ratepayer Elector or Non-Resident Ratepayer
If you own a rateable property in the Stratford district but live in another one, you may be eligible to register and vote as a Ratepayer Elector or Non-Resident Ratepayer. Read the guide included in the Enrolment Form for more information.