Maori electoral option in mail

Information packs went out to 477,000 Maori voters this week as the 2018 Maori Electoral Option gets underway.

The option runs from April 3-August 2 and allows Maori voters to choose to be on the Maori roll or the general roll for the next two general elections.

Voters on the Maori roll will vote for a candidate in a Maori electorate, while voters on the general roll will vote for a candidate in a general electorate.

If you’re happy with the roll you’re on, you don’t need to do anything. If you do want to change rolls, the letter must be signed and returned to the Electoral Commission either by post or uploaded to:

Packs are being sent to people who identified themselves as being of Maori descent when they enrolled to vote.

For more information, go to: or call: 0800 36 76 56.