Accessible information

Election information for voters in additional accessible formats.

Enrolling and voting

You can find enrolment information in accessible formats on the Electoral Commission site. Formats include New Zealand sign language, audio, large print, and e-text. Info included:

  • Are you eligible to enrol and vote?
  • General roll or Māori roll
  • Can you go on the unpublished roll?
  • Enrol from overseas?
  • Ways to enrol

Information is also available on how to find help to enrol.

You can also call Blind Low Vision NZ’s Telephone Information Service (TIS) to find out more about enrolling and voting.

Information on how to enrol and vote is available here in Easy Read:

Information in different languages

Enrolment information is available on in several different languages. These include: English, te reo Māori, NZSL, Arabic, Burmese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Cook Islands Māori, Farsi – Persian, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korea, Malay, Niuean, Punjabi, Russian, Samoan, Somali, Tagalog, Tamil, Thai, Tokelauan, Tongan, and Vietnamese.

Enrolment information –

Candidate booklets in accessible formats

These files include candidate statements for each candidate, as they are printed in the physical candidate booklets. Large print files are organised in the order that nominations were received. Audio and braille file types also include information on Greater Wellington Regional Council candidates, as well as candidates standing for community boards in their relevant wards.

You can also hear candidate statements on the phone through the Blind Low Vision NZ telephone service.
Phone: 04 389 3858 
Press 4, 5, 3, then 7 to reach the candidate information menu

Hard copy braille books

Hard copy braille books of candidate statements are available at the following libraries:
Te Awe (Brandon St), Arapaki (Manners St), Newtown, Johnsonville, Kilbirnie. See address details and hours for the libraries.  

Plus one hard copy braille book is available at the Blind Low Vision NZ, Wellington office.

Mayoral candidates

Mayoral candidate statements – audio format (5.22MB MP3)
Mayoral candidate statements – braille (11KB BRF)
Mayoral candidate statements – large print (37KB DOCX)

Takapū/Northern General Ward

All Takapū/Northern candidate statements – audio format (19.8MB MP3)
All Takapū/Northern candidate statements – braille (46KB BRF)
All Takapū/Northern candidate statements – large print (36KB DOCX)

Wharangi/Onslow-Western General Ward

All Wharangi/Onslow-Western candidate statements – audio format (16MB MP3)
All Wharangi/Onslow-Western candidate statements – braille (37KB BRF)
All Wharangi/Onslow-Western candidate statements – large print (40KB DOCX)

Pukehīnau/Lambton General Ward

All Pukehīnau/Lambton candidate statements – audio format (10.7MB MP3)
All Pukehīnau/Lambton candidate statements – braille (24KB BRF)
All Pukehīnau/Lambton candidate statements – large print (35KB DOCX)

Motukairangi/Eastern General Ward

All Motukairangi/Eastern candidate statements – audio format (9.9MB MP3)
All Motukairangi/Eastern candidate statements – braille (23KB BRF)
All Motukairangi/Eastern candidate statements – large print (39KB DOCX)

Paekawakawa/Southern General Ward

All Paekawakawa/Southern candidate statements – audio format (11.1MB MP3)
All Paekawakawa/Southern candidate statements – braille (25KB BRF)
All Paekawakawa/Southern candidate statements – large print (39KB DOCX)

Te Whanganui-a-Tara Māori Ward

All Te Whanganui-a-Tara Māori Ward candidate statements – audio format (17.7MB MP3)
All Te Whanganui-a-Tara Māori Ward candidate statements – braille (41KB BRF)
All Te Whanganui-a-Tara Māori Ward candidate statements – large print (32KB DOCX)

Get set to elect webinar

Watch this video with sign interpreter and captions, and learn everything you need to know to vote in the 2022 local elections.