Haven’t sent off your voting papers? Vote at your local library

Voters who have not yet sent off their voting papers by mail have until 12 noon on Saturday October 12 to drop them in the ballot boxes at any Wellington City library, including Arapaki Manners Library and Service Centre, He Matapihi Molesworth Library, plus the Strathmore Park Community Centre, Newlands Community Centre, Linden Social Centre, and the Wellington City Council offices level 16 reception area at 113 The Terrace.

This election, for the first time, Wellington City Council is also hosting a ‘special vote hub’ to provide more voting options for the tens of thousands of voters who commute into the capital each day.  The special voting hub is for voters in the Wellington, Porirua, Hutt, Upper Hutt, Kāpiti Coast, South Wairarapa, Carterton, and Masterton city and district council elections.

“Any voter who lives in the greater Wellington region can apply for a special vote at the Arapaki Manners Library and Service Centre, no matter where they live,” says Wellington City Electoral Officer, Warwick Lampp. “This means that if you travel into Wellington City, you can pick up special voting forms here rather than at the Council office near your home address.”

Special votes are available for anyone who has enrolled late, lost their original voting document, or to avoid inconvenience or hardship. You can apply for a special vote from 20 September to midday 12 October by going to the Arapaki Manners Library and Service Centre in Manners Street.

There is also a voting box at the Wellington Railway Station for the final week of voting – from 6.30am to 9.30am, and from 4pm to 6.30pm.