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If you are 18 years or older, you’re an Aotearoa New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, and you’re living in Aotearoa New Zealand, you need to enrol to vote. Voting isn’t compulsory, but enrolling to vote is.
On the flip side, if you're a citizen that hasn't been in the country within the last three years, a permanent resident who hasn't been in the country in the last 12 months, or are in prison at the time of an election, then you can’t enrol or vote.