Elections New Zealand

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If you are unable to upgrade to a newer browser, please return your voting paper from overseas in one of the following ways:

  • Fax your voting paper to the Electoral Commission (+64 4 494 2300)
  • Post your voting paper to the Electoral Commission

Voters who are located overseas or in certain remote locations can return their voting paper using this upload service for the 2018 Northcote by-election.

ELIGIBILITY

Voters are eligible to return their voting papers using this service if they:

  • Are overseas during the voting period; or
  • Have been approved by the Chief Electoral Officer as a remote voter, as defined by the Electoral Act 1993.

Step 1. Select your completed voting paper(s) to upload

Click the Add Files button and select the file that contains your voting paper(s) to upload.

Valid file types are .jpg .png .gif .pdf .tif, with a file size between 20KB — 10MB

Add files...

There are invalid files listed to be uploaded. Please remove the invalid files by clicking the Remove button.

Valid file types are .jpg .png .gif .pdf .tif with a file size between 20KB — 10MB.

Step 2. Confirm your voting paper file(s)

The file(s) you have selected to upload are listed below. Please check to ensure your voting paper(s) are listed. You must upload at least 1 file.

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Step 3. Terms and Conditions

The Electoral Commission has provided a system to allow the secure electronic transmission of your voting paper(s).

To proceed please read the following terms and conditions carefully

  1. You may only use this system if you are currently overseas or have been approved as a remote voter by the Chief Electoral Officer.
  2. You are responsible for ensuring the image you have uploaded can be read. The Commission cannot make any enhancements to the image.
  3. The Commission cannot guarantee the security of the computers, scanners and other devices or networks used by you to upload your voting paper.

NOTE: Check box must be clicked to enable the Begin Upload button.

If you are in any doubt about whether your voting paper(s) have successfully uploaded, please email the Electoral Commission at and ask to confirm that your voting paper(s) have been received. You'll need to have the 6-digit reference number provided in the message that will appear on-screen.

Having Trouble?

If you experience any problems using this service please look through our information here or email with a description of the problem. Please include the 6-digit reference number if you were provided one in a pop-up message.