Electoral Commission

About: Address details

We need to know the address where you usually live so that we can determine where you qualify to vote.

If you haven't been living at your current address for a month or more, we'll ask you to provide a previous address as you will qualify to vote at the address where you most recently lived for one month or more.

If you are a student studying away from home you can enrol to vote at the address where you regard as your home.

Live Overseas?

If you live overseas, you will still be eligible to enrol in the electorate where you last lived for at least one month if:

  • you are a New Zealand citizen who has been in New Zealand within the past three years; or
  • you are a permanent resident of New Zealand who has been in New Zealand within the past 12 months.