Browse this section to find the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.
The referendums are being held alongside the General Election on Saturday 17 October.
If you're in New Zealand, you'll be able to vote when advance voting starts on Saturday 3 October. If you'll be overseas at the time, you can vote from overseas from Wednesday 30 September.
At the voting place, you will be given a voting paper for the election and a voting paper for the referendums.
Visit vote.nz to find out:
A referendum is a vote on a question. A referendum can be started by a citizen or by the Government. If you are enrolled to vote, you can vote in a referendum. Referendums are an important part of New Zealand's democracy.
At this year's General Election, New Zealanders can vote in:
Eligible voters can choose to vote in all, some, or none of these.
Yes. You need to be enrolled to vote in the election and referendums.
It's easy to enrol online at vote.nz using your New Zealand driver licence, New Zealand passport or RealMe verified identity.
You can also:
To enrol and vote, you need to be 18 years or older, a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, and have lived in New Zealand continuously for 12 months or more at some time in your life.
Yes. Enrolling from overseas is easy and means you can take part in New Zealand's elections and referendums. Check your eligibility and enrol now.
Yes. Visit vote.nz to find out who can help you enrol to vote, and how you can act on behalf of someone who can't complete their enrolment form.
Referendum votes will not be counted on election night. Preliminary referendum results will be released by the Electoral Commission on Friday 30 October. The official results will be released on Friday 6 November.