If you love Christchurch, enrol to vote so you can have a say on the people who will make decisions that shape your community.

You can enrol to vote at any time. If you're not enrolled, visit the Electoral Commission(external link), call 0800 36 76 56, or freetext your name and address to 3676.

Residential roll

If you are registered to vote in parliamentary elections, you will be automatically enrolled on the local body residential electoral roll at the address where you live.

Any changes to the residential roll (address details, etc) should be made by:

Ratepayer roll

If you are on the electoral roll in one area and pay rates on a property in another area, you may be eligible for enrolment on the non-resident ratepayer roll. This qualifies you to vote more than once in the local elections.

A business, company, corporation or society paying rates on a property, may nominate one of its members or officers as a ratepayer elector (providing the nominated person is on the parliamentary roll outside of the city, ward or community the property is in).

Where multiple people are shown as ratepayers of a property, if all those ratepayers are on the electoral roll outside of the city, ward or community the property is located in, those ratepayers can nominate one of them as a ratepayer elector for the property.

For more information on the ratepayer roll, eligibility, to make changes to the roll or to get ratepayer roll enrolment forms, please contact the Electoral Officer Jo Daly on 03 941 8581 or at jo.daly@ccc.govt.nz

You can also download the 2021 Ratepayer Enrolment Form [PDF, 159 KB].


To find out which ward you are in, see the Ward boundary maps.