New Zealand High Commission Canberra, Australia

Voting and elections for Australians in New Zealand

New Zealand citizens or permanent residents (including Australians) with one years residency who are 18 years and over are eligible to register on the electoral roll and vote in elections. New Zealand has had a proportional voting system called Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) since 1996.

To stand for Parliament, one must be a New Zealand citizen or have qualified as an elector on 22 August 1975. The candidate must also be eligible to vote. For further information contact:

Electoral Enrolment Centre

PO Box 190
Wellington
NEW ZEALAND

Telephone: +64 - (0)4 - 801 0700
Facsimile: +64 - (0)4 - 801 0709
Website: www.elections.govt.nz

The Electoral Enrolment Centre also conducts the Maori option. Every 5 years Maori voters can choose whether to be enrolled on the Maori electoral roll or on the General electoral roll when voting at an election. This choice is made during the Maori Electoral option.

General elections, by-elections and referenda are conducted by the Chief Electoral Office, Ministry of Justice. For further information contact:

New Zealand Electoral Commission
PO Box 3050
Wellington
NEW ZEALAND

Telephone: +64 - (0)4 - 474 0670
Facsimile: +64 - (0)4 - 474 0674
Website: www.elections.govt.nz

(ii) Australian Elections

For information on enrolling and voting overseas in Australian elections contact:

Australian High Commission

72-78 Hobson Street
Thorndon
Wellington
NEW ZEALAND

 

Mailing Address: PO Box 4036
Wellington
NEW ZEALAND

Telephone: +64 - (0)4 - 473 6411
Facsimilie: +64 - (0)4 - 498 7135
Website: www.australia.org.nz

Australian Consulate-General

132-138 Quay Street
Auckland
NEW ZEALAND

Mailing Address: Private Bag 92023
Auckland
NEW ZEALAND

Website: www.australia.org.nz

Australian Electoral Commission

PO Box E210
Canberra ACT 2600
AUSTRALIA

Telephone: +61 - (0)2 - 6271 4411
Facsimile: +61 - (0)2 - 6271 4556
Website: www.aec.gov.au

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