Five easy steps to voting in the 2011 general election
1. Don't forget your Easyvote card - Remember to take this when you go to vote. This shows where your name is on the electoral roll and makes it easier for polling stuff to issue your ballot papers. You can vote without it, but it may take longer.
2. Where to vote - You can find your nearest voting place at the elections website, www.elections.org.nz, or in your EasyVote info pack. There are some 2,700 polling places for the election. Special votes can be made at polling places for those who are not enrolled or on the unpublished roll.
3. When you can vote - Polling places open from 9am until 7pm. If you make a mistake, tell a staff member and you will get a replacement ballot paper.
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4. Two votes - Remember that you have two votes to cast. One for the candidate you would like to represent your electorate and your party vote, for the party you would like elected to Parliament.
5. Referendum - Don't forget the referendum on the electoral system.