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By law, you must enrol if you’re eligible, but enrolling so you can vote is a much better reason!  

If you’re of Maaori descent and enrolling for the first time, you have an important choice to make. You need to decide which electoral roll you want to be on: the general roll or the Maaori roll. 

To vote in the Kirikiriroa Maaori by-election, you must be enrolled on the Maaori roll 

Who can be on the Maaori electoral roll? 

Only New Zealand Maaori and the descendants of New Zealand Maaori can choose to be on the Maaori electoral roll. Those who are enrolling for the first time can choose if they want to be on the Māori electoral roll or the general electoral roll.  

 

If you’re already enrolled, make sure your details are up to date – it’ll take two minutes.

 

 

Voting will open on Tuesday 16 July 2024. Voting packs will arrive between Tuesday 16 July and Wednesday 24 July 2024.

What you need to know

How to vote

It’s a postal vote, so you’ll receive your voting papers in the mail and you can post them back, or drop them off to a ballot box.

STV is our new voting system, and it really is as easy as 1,2,3. Instead of placing ticks on your voting paper, you will rank the candidates instead, with 1 being your most favourite.

A few things to remember: 

  • You don’t have to rank all the candidates 
  • Don’t use the same number twice 
  • Don’t skip a number 

How to enrol

To vote in the Kirikiriroa Maaori by-election, you must be enrolled on the Maaori roll.

You need to decide which electoral roll you want to be on: the general roll or the Maaori roll 

Only New Zealand Maaori and the descendants of New Zealand Maaori can choose to be on the Maaori electoral roll. Those who are enrolling for the first time can choose if they want to be on the Māori electoral roll or the general electoral roll.

Find out more

 

If you're not sure if you're enrolled yet no worries you can check and update your details online if need be

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And if not, enrolling is a breeze, just grab your drivers licence, passport, or RealMe details and do it online.

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No voting pack? No problem.

Special voting

If you forgot to enrol, or you’re going to be away from home during the voting period, you can ask for a special vote.

Special voting packs are available at the following locations:

  • Hamilton City Council, Customer Services, Municipal Building, Garden Place
  • Central Library, 9 Garden Place
  • Chartwell Library, Lynden Court, Hamilton
  • Hillcrest Library, 58 Masters Avenue Hamilton
  • Te Kete Aronui Rototuna Library, 30 North City Road, Rototuna North, Hamilton
  • Dinsdale Library, 22 Dinsdale Road
  • St Andrews Library, Corner of Braid Road and Taylor Terrace
  • Glenview Library, MacDonald Road

Or contact us at elections@hcc.govt.nz and we’ll sort you out.

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What are we voting for?

Hamilton City Council will hold a by-election in 2024 in the Kirikiriroa Maaori ward following the resignation of Councillor Melaina Huaki. 

There is a vacancy on the Kirikiriroa Maaori Ward that needs to be filled. 

Key dates

14 May

Nominations open

11 June

Nominations close at 12pm

16 July

Voting opens

7 August

Election day

7 August

Results

Single Transferable Vote (STV)

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Where will I be able to vote

Voting will open on Tuesday 16 July 2024. Voting packs will arrive between Tuesday 16 July and Wednesday 24 July 2024.

Here's where you can vote.

Ballot boxes

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Frequently asked questions

How do I enrol to vote in these elections?

Head to www.vote.nz to see if you are eligible. Then, you can either:

  • enrol online here
  • ring 0800 36 76 56 to arrange for a form to be sent to you in the mail
  • send your name and address to Free text 3676 for a form to sent to you in the mail
  • download a form here
  • Contact Council and we can send one out to you

When can I enrol?

You can enrol, or check your enrolment anytime from now until 6 August 2024. 

You cannot enrol on election day (7 August 2024). 

I turn 18 on Election Day, can I vote?

Yes.

But you need to make sure you have enrolled which you can do provisionally from the age of 17 and it automatically changes when you turn 18.

You will need to complete a special vote.

Where can I view the electoral roll that will be used for this election?

You can view the electoral roll at:

  • Hamilton City Council, Customer Services, Municipal Building, Garden Place 
  • Te Kete Aronui Rototuna Library, 30 North City Road  
  • Central Library, 9 Garden Place 
  • Chartwell Library, Lynden Court 
  • Dinsdale Library, 22 Dinsdale Road 
  • Glenview Library, MacDonald Road 
  • Hillcrest Library, 58 Masters Avenue 
  • St Andrews Library, Corner of Braid Road and Taylor Terrace.
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Last updated 10 June 2024