How to enrol to vote

The most important step for everyone this election is to make sure you’re enrolled to vote!

The easiest way to enrol to vote is online – you can visit and follow the simple instructions.

If online isn’t your style, you can call the Electoral Commission on 0800 36 76 56 and they’ll send you an enrolment form. You can post it back to them, or drop it off to the Elections team at the council and we can send it for you.


Don’t like talking on the phone? Text your name and address to 3676 and they’ll send the form out in the post.

If you’re not sure if you’re enrolled, you can double check your status at or call 0800 36 76 56.

If you have any other questions about enrolling, check out or call 0800 36 76 56.

You can find answers to frequently asked questions on the Vote 2022 website voter FAQs page.

Pay rates in Whanganui but live outside the district?

Find out if you can vote in our elections on’s Ratepayer Elector Enrolment Portal or download a ratepayer elector enrolment form. For general information about ratepayer electors visit the Vote 2022 website.