Enrolling to Vote and Voting

​Enrolling to Vote

To vote in the 2019 Election you need to be enrolled to vote by Friday 11 October 2019, the day before Election Day which is Saturday 12 October 2019.

The preliminary election roll closes on Friday 16 August 2019 at noon. Anyone who is not enrolled to vote before this date will need to complete a special vote at the Hamilton City Council Elections Office or by phoning 0800 922 822.

If you are a Hamilton resident who needs to enrol, or have a change to your address, or other circumstances, do one of the following as soon as possible:

  • complete an enrolment form at any NZ Post Shop
  • call 0800 ENROLL (0800 36 76 56)
  • visit elections.org.nz

Everything you need to know about enrolling to vote

Ratepayer Elector Enrolment

If you own property in Hamilton but live outside the area you may be able to register to vote in Hamilton on the ratepayer roll. You can complete the ratepayer elector enrolment form here.


The 2019 Election is being conducted by postal vote. Voting documents are posted to all voters whose names appear on the Final Electoral Roll with delivery by NZ Post commencing Friday 20 September through to Wednesday 25 September 2019. 

If you're not enrolled by Friday 16 August 2019 you won't get your voting papers sent to you in the mail. If you enrol after this date, you will have to request special voting papers from the Council's Elections Office or by phoning 0800 922 822.

If you are enrolled to vote by Friday 16 August 2019, but don't receive your voting papers by Friday, 27 September 2019, phone 0800 922 822.

Need assistance to vote?

We have people at Council who can help you complete your voting papers is you require it. Pop in to see us at Municipal Building in Garden Place at any time during the voting period or contact us at elections@hcc.govt.nz.

Page reviewed: 31 Jan 2019 11:51am