The 2017 New Zealand General Election will take place on Saturday 23 September.
If you are blind, have low vision, or have a physical disability that means you are unable to mark your voting paper without assistance, you can choose to use the telephone dictation voting service to cast a secret vote.
If you want to vote using this service you will have to register, even if you have used the service at previous elections.
Eligible voters can register to vote by telephone dictation from Wednesday 23 August by calling 0800 028 028. The deadline for registering to vote by telephone dictation is 7pm, Thursday 21 September – two days before the close of voting.
Voting by telephone dictation starts on Wednesday 6 September. To vote, call 0800 028 028 weekdays from 9am to 5pm until Friday 15 September. From Monday 18 September you can call from 9am to 7pm. Your last chance to vote is on Election Day, Saturday 23 September from 9am to 7pm.
For more information, visit elections.org.nz or call the Blind Foundation’s Telephone Information Service. Election Information is on TIS Menu 73.
Free calling areas:
- Whangarei: 09-929-9099.
- Nelson: 03-929-5033.
- Auckland: 09-302-3344.
- Christchurch: 03-355-8381.
- Hamilton: 07-834-2288.
- Timaru: 03-688-6921.
- Tauranga: 07-929-6199.
- Oamaru: 03-433-1026.
- Napier-Hastings: 06-835-9136.
- Dunedin: 03-455-8833.
- Gisborne: 06-929-1033.
- Balclutha: 03-418-3332.
- Palmerston North: 06-354-8316.
- Gore: 03-203-3001.
- Wanganui: 06-348-4403.
- Invercargill: 03-218-6470.
- New Plymouth: 06-929-3088.
- Wellington: 04-389-3858.
- All other areas: 0800 36 33 44 (Toll free).