How to enrol

How to enrol

If you love Waimakariri and want to vote on the future of the Waimakariri District, enrol to vote so you can have a say on the people who make decisions on what happens in your community.

If you’re not enrolled to vote, visit the Electoral Commission, call 0800 36 76 56, or free text your name and address to 3076.

Residential Roll

If you are registered to vote in parliamentary elections, you will be automatically enrolled on the local body electoral roll at the address where you live.

Make sure you’re enrolled to vote by Friday 16 August to get your voting papers emailed to you. If you enrol later, you’ll need to cast a special vote in this year’s elections.

Any changes to the residential roll (address details, etc) should be made by:

  • Telephoning 0800 ENROLNOW (0800 36 76 56); or
  • Completing the appropriate form at any post shop; or
  • Visiting the Electoral Commission website.

Ratepayer Roll

If you are on the electoral role in one area and pay rates on another property in another area, you may be eligible for enrolment on the non-residential ratepayer roll. This qualifies you to vote more than once in the local elections. A business, 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 is on the parliamentary roll outside of the city, ward or community the property is in).

Where multiple people are shown as ratepayers of a property, if all those ratepayers are on the electoral roll outside of the city ward, or community the property is located in, those ratepayers can nominate one of them as a ratepayer elector for the property.

You can download the 2019 Ratepayer Enrolment Form