Sept 2014: You are eligible to enrol and vote from overseas if you:
- are 18 years of age or older,
- have lived in New Zealand for more than one year continuously at some time in your life,
- a New Zealand citizen who has been in New Zealand at any point in the past three years,or
- a New Zealand permanent resident who has been in New Zealand at any point in the past 12 months.
- updating or enrolling online
- picking up an enrolment form from any New Zealand diplomatic post
- within New Zealand phoning 0800 36 76 56 or from overseas +64 9 909 4182 asking to be sent an enrolment form
- asking a member of your family or a friend to complete an enrolment form for you.
- they must be a registered elector (ie, they must be enrolled themselves), and
- they must print "Elector Overseas - signed by their direction" on the form next to their signature.
- or you can have the form completed by someone who holds a Power of Attorney for you. In this case they must print "Elector Overseas - Power of Attorney" next to their signature.
Ready to enrol? Enrol now.
Voting in a general election from overseasYou can vote from overseas if you are enrolled and:
- you are a New Zealand citizen and have visited New Zealand within the last three years, or
- you are a permanent resident of New Zealand and have visited New Zealand in the last 12 months.
- Download their voting papers from www.elections.org.nz
- Apply to the Electoral Commission for postal voting papers
- Vote in person at an overseas post
- Upload their voting papers at the Electoral Commission's website (www.elections.org.nz)
- Fax their voting papers to the Electoral Commission (+64 4 494 2300)
- Post or courier their voting papers to the Electoral Commission
- Post, courier or hand deliver their voting papers to their nearest overseas post