Enrol to vote - Rēhita mō te pōti

​​Enrolling to vote means you can have a say on the people who will make decisions on your behalf on what happens in your community.

Eligible to vote?​

Those eligible to vote at the election are all resident electors and non-resident ratepayer electors whose names appear on the electoral roll when it closed.

Resident Roll: If you are a Rotorua resident and already enrolled on the parliamentary electoral including the Māori Electoral Roll for the general election, you are automatically enrolled to vote in the 2019 Local Authority Elections - as long as you do not change your address within that time.

How to enrol to vote?

To Enrol, Check or Update your details you can either

  • send your name and address to Free text 3676
  • pick up a form from your local electoral office, Council office or any NZ Post shop
  • ring 0800 36 76 56 (who will post a form)

 If calling from overseas, the number is +64 9 909 4182 (international calling rates may apply).

Non-resident Ratepayer Roll: If you pay rates on a property in a different area to where you live, you may be eligible​ to enrol on the non-resident ratepayer electoral roll.

A firm, company, corporation or society paying rates on a property may nominate one of its members or officers as a ratepayer elector (providing the nominated person resides outside of the area).

Ratepayer Roll forms are available here:

  • or pick up from Rotorua Lakes Council, Civic Centre Rotorua
  • request a copy from 07 3484199 or 0800 666 049

A person's name must not be on the same electoral roll more than once. ie: If you are on the residential electoral roll in an area you can NOT also be on the ratepayer electoral roll in the same area.

Page reviewed: 03 Jul 2019 10:10am