WCC elections – Final week to VOTE!

Voting closes on Saturday 8th October at midday. Remember, in the last election, the Mayoral race was decided by a difference of fewer than 100 votes! So make the effort and have your vote counted.

Here is how you can submit your vote (from WCC official website):

Voting is done by post. If you’re enrolled, you should have received your voting papers already. Complete your voting forms and return them via the following means: 

To a ballot box: There are over 50 Wellington City Council-branded ballot boxes where you can drop off your voting papers across Wellington. Ballot boxes are provided at every Wellington supermarket and Council library, as well as several other locations. Votes can be delivered to ballot boxes up to 12 noon on Saturday 8 October.

There is one of these bins at the New World in Island Bay

By NZ Post up until TOMORROW 4th OCTOBER: in the freepost envelope via any New Zealand Post box. If you are using a post box, it is recommended you post your vote by 4 October to ensure it’s received before the cut-off date. There is a post box in the shopping area of Island Bay, outside Bluebell cafe/Island Bay Video.

To a Wellington City Council voting hub:
At Te Pokapū Hapori Community Centre, 107 Manners Street until voting closes, midday 8 October. Hours: 10am – 5pm Monday to Friday (plus open to 7.30pm in the week starting Monday 3 October).
Library hubs: From Monday 3 October to 12 noon 8 October, including Johnsonville (Waitohi), Karori, Newtown, and Ruth Gotlieb (Kilbirnie) libraries. Hours: Branch library hours of service.

Special voting
Sometimes you might need to cast what’s called a ‘special vote’. You will need to do this if you:

Didn’t receive your voting forms in your letterbox.
– Lost or damaged your voting forms.
– You enrolled after 12 August 2022.
– You are on the unpublished (confidential) electoral roll.
– Your enrolled address is out of date, and you have been living at a new address for a month or more.
Casting a special vote is easy. During the election period between 16 September and midday 8 October, come see the team at the voting hub at Te Pokapū Hapori Community Centre.

Special voting is also available at Johnsonville (Waitohi), Karori, Newtown, and Ruth Gotleib (Kilbirnie) Libraries from TODAY, Monday 3 October. It takes less than five minutes to issue a special vote, and you can vote on site or take it away to vote later.

Need help?
Deputy Electoral Officer
Phone: 04 499 4444
Email: election@wcc.govt.nz

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