News | 23 September 2022

Friday Five: Things to do over the long weekend in Wellington

Stuck for ideas on what you can do over the long weekend? We’ve got you covered!

A hand putting a voting form into a ballot box.

1. Check your mail for voting papers

If you were enrolled to vote in the local body elections by 12 August, then you should have received your voting papers in your mail box by Thursday 22 September.

If you haven’t got them, or have lost or damaged you voting forms, then you can still do a special vote!

If you’ve got them, go vote.

2. Read up about candidates for the local elections

Why not go through the list of candidates nominated to stand in the 2022 Wellington City Council elections? You can find out more on our candidate information page.

Then, go vote.

3. Find out places to drop off your vote

Voting papers (for any local council) can be returned via the following methods:

  • By NZ Post: If you are using a post box, it is recommended you post your vote by 4 October to ensure it’s received before the cut-off date.
  • To a ballot box: There are over 50 Wellington City Council-branded ballot boxes where you can drop off your voting papers across Wellington. Ballot boxes are provided at every Wellington supermarket and Council library, as well as several other locations. Votes can be delivered to ballot boxes up to 12 noon on Saturday 8 October.
  • To a Wellington City Council voting hub: You can also be issued a special vote at these locations. If you need to cast a special vote, find out more on our how to vote page.

Then, go vote.

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4. Encourage others to vote

Have a chat with your whānau and friends about voting. You can read up about why voting is important through our Elections 101 series.

Then, tell them to vote.

5. Vote

Do you get the point? Go vote!

Watch out each Friday for a fun list of five great activities to do, places to explore, or things to discover in our awesome city.