Voting in Elections

Local elections are your chance to vote for your local representative and to have a say in decisions that affect our whole community. They are held for city, district, regional councils and (in some parts of New Zealand) for community boards, licensing trusts, and some other organisations.

District Health Boards are no longer included in local elections because of changes currently underway to our health system.

In Carterton, our Council currently consists of the Mayor, and eight councillors. They are elected every three years.

The next local body elections are scheduled for Saturday 8 October 2022, by postal vote. It is important that you have your say in who represents you by voting in the local body elections.

If you have never enrolled to vote before, are 18 years or over, and a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand, enrol now.

Update your details

If you are new to the area, in order to ensure you receive voting papers for the Carterton electorate without any hitches, outlined below are the various ways you can update your details.

You will need to vote using a special voting form if you have not enrolled by 12 August 2022.

Visit vote.nz to enrol online.

You will need to have identification ready such as:

Call 0800 36 76 56

You will need to have identification ready such as:

  • driver’s licence
  • passport

RealMe verified identity (online)

Email your completed form to enrol@vote.nz, or;
Post your form to: Electoral Commission, FREEPOST 2 ENROL, PO BOX 190, Wellington, 6140

Text your name and address to 3676 to receive an Enrolment Form in the mail.

  • Email your completed form to enrol@vote.nz, or;
  • Post your form to: Electoral Commission, FREEPOST 2 ENROL, PO BOX 190, Wellington, 6140

Email: enquiries@elections.govt.nz

Text your name and address to this number/email, and you will receive an Enrolment Form in the mail.

  1. Pick up a form from the Carterton Event Centre or the Carterton District Council office.
  2. Email your completed form to enrol@vote.nz, or;
  3. Post your form to: Electoral Commission, FREEPOST 2 ENROL, PO BOX 190, Wellington, 6140