If you want to vote, take part in elections, or sign a petition you need to be enrolled to vote. Voting is an important way to have your say on the issues that affect you, your friends, and your whānau.
If you’re Māori and enrolling for the first time, you get to choose whether to be on the Māori Roll or the General Roll. After that, you can choose to change your roll type during a Māori Electoral Option, which happens once every five or six years.
How do I enrol to vote?
Here are a few ways, depending on whether you’re currently enrolled or not. Remember, you must first be enrolled to vote before you can change between Māori and General rolls.