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If you plan to be overseas in the lead up to or on Election Day 14 October, cast an Advance Vote in NZ before you go. Advance Voting opens on Monday 2 October.
If Advance Voting is open before you leave NZ, cast your vote at any polling place in the country
Voting from overseas is easy!
If you can’t cast an Advance Vote, don’t worry, voting overseas has become a streamlined, easy process.
Just follow these simple steps:
Check your eligibility
You are eligible to vote in the 2023 General Election if:
you are either a NZ citizen who has been in New Zealand within the last 6 years or a NZ permanent resident who has been in New Zealand within the last 4 years.
Enrol or update your details
Before you can vote, you must be enrolled to vote.
You can enrol using your New Zealand driver’s license, New Zealand Passport or your RealMe verified identity.
If you are already enrolled to vote, ensure your details are up to date.
Get your voting papers
Important - voting papers are not automatically sent to you overseas.
One you’re correctly enrolled, the easiest way to get your voting papers is to download them at vote.nz from 27 September.
Once you’ve downloaded and printed your voting papers, TICK the circle next to the party and electorate candidate you wish to vote for. You can only choose one party and one candidate.
Return your voting papers
Upload your completed voting papers on vote.nz.
You can also mail, or hand deliver your completed voting papers to your nearest overseas voting place.
A list of overseas voting places will be available on the vote.nz from September.
Important – you cannot return your voting papers by email or fax.
Your voting papers will include full information on how to return them.
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Why vote National?
Christopher Luxon and National will get our country back on track by rebuilding the economy to reduce the cost of living, restoring law and order and improving our schools and healthcare.Read all our policies
NZ is in recession, and the cost-of-living continues to rise. National will rebuild the economy by ending the Labour Government’s culture of wasteful spending, encouraging work, and rewarding effort with tax relief of almost $1,000 per year for average wage earners and a FamilyBoost childcare tax rebate of up to $3,900 per year. A rebuilt economy means better jobs, higher wages, a lower cost-of-living and the ability to afford the quality public services Kiwis rely on.