Example 1: Mum and Dad are automatically eligible to vote.
Example 2:Student lives with Mum and Mum’s partner during the week and with Dad and Dad’s partner on the weekend. Mum, Mum’s partner and Dad (but not Dad’s partner) are eligible to vote.
Example 3: Student lives with Guardian/s (Caregiver/s with full-time care of child/ren) are eligible to vote; Including the child/ren’s biological parents (Even if the student is not in their full-time care).
If you still require further clarification around who is eligible to vote. Please contact the returning officer directly.
What happens if there is a 'family' email address?
As long as each parent has a valid email address alongside their name, the communication can be delivered personally to them.
Why do we need both email and phone?
All information must be verified. This is mainly via email.
We authenticate via mobile phone. (According to Statistics New Zealand, NZ has saturation coverage of mobile phones for individuals and households) So yes, the password gets delivered to a mobile phone for immediate use.
What if I am still not sure whether I am eligible to vote?
If you are still not sure whether you are eligible to vote please contact the returning officer directly.
If you have any further questions with regards to parent elections, please contact the returning officer on: