Kei a koe te mana – it's your choice
E te whānau, it's coming up to that time again when we can vote for who we want to represent us in Parliament and choose which roll we want to be on when we vote.
The first choice – is to choose which roll you want to be on. If you have whakapapa Māori, you have the choice to be on the Māori roll or General roll.
This is an important kaupapa and we invite you to kōrero and wānanga with your friends, whānau, hapū and iwi and make an informed choice.
The roll you are on determines who you can vote for in parliamentary elections and helps to determine the number of Māori and general electorates in future elections - this also means that the more Māori on the Māori roll, the more seats Māori get in parliament.
Until recently Māori had to wait for 5-6 years for the right to change electoral rolls reducing our ability to influence the General Election outcomes.
If you’re already enrolled to vote – tau kē!
If you want to switch rolls in time for the General Election 2023 you have until the 13 July. We're excited about this change allowing Māori to switch and not having to wait 5-6 years as we did previously!
If you’re not yet enrolled, you can do it online at www.vote.nz/enrol or you can ask for an enrolment form to be sent to you, simply call 0800-367-656 or free text 3676
If you are happy with the roll you are on, you don’t need to do anything.
If you or someone in your whānau is thinking about switching, or enrolling, haere ki 👉🏽 www.vote.nz/maorioption
Whatever roll you are on – kei a koe te mana – it's your choice.