Vote 2022 - Get Kids Involved!

Vote 2022 - Get Kids Involved!
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Vote 2022 - Get Kids Involved!

Ngā Pōti ā-Taiohi - Youth Voting

Youth voting gives tamariki a chance to try out the election process by discussing what’s important to them, voting for candidates on real issues, and comparing their results against the official election results. Youth voting is designed to align with the civics education theme in the existing school curriculum.


How it works

Ngā Pōti ā-Taiohi - Youth Voting registrations are open here.

Registrations close on Friday 12 August 2022. 

Youth voting will take place from Friday, 16 September to Friday, 30 September 2022. 

Kaiako, teachers that register will be provided with the resources to plan and run an election in their akomanga, classroom. We’ll also include an updated s Guide for 2022 and background information on how to contact local candidates and conduct local campaigns. 


Get the fact sheets

 When you register, you’ll digitally receive voting packs from Friday 16 to Wednesday 21 September 2022 while NZ Post begins to deliver voting papers to households across the motu. This is approximately three weeks before polling day, on Saturday 8 October 2022. 

Voting must be completed by the last day of term three, which is Friday 30 September 2022. Ballot boxes need to be sealed until they are opened on the first day of term four on Monday 17 October which is the day after provisional results from the elections will have been announced.


Get in touch

To find out more information about Ngā Pōti ā-Taiohi - Youth Voting 2022, please email


Photo Credit: NZ Electoral Commission


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