2020 General Elections - Process and Voting for Patients

Voting in the 2020 General Election opened 3 October and ends on Saturday, 17 October at 7pm.

Despite the national move to COVID Alert Level 1 voting is being managed nationally under Alert Level 2 precautions and as a result there will be nowhere for visitors or patients to cast their votes within Middlemore Hospital.

These precautions also mean that Electoral Commission representatives will be unable to access the building to support patients with the voting process as they have done in the past.

The best way to manage voting in this year’s General Election is to be prepared early.

If you, or a member of your whaanau, expect to be in Middlemore Hospital during the week leading up to voting day (October 17) you should cast your vote prior to admission.

If you are in hospital during this time and have not yet voted, you will be asked to have a friend or whaanau collect your voting papers from any voting place and bring them to you.

Your friend or whaanau can then drop-off the completed voting papers to any voting place with the closest to Middlemore being:

Metro Theatre - 362 Massey Road, Maangere East

Opening hours:

Saturday 3 October - Wednesday 14 October

10am - 4pm

Thursday 15 October

10am - 7pm

Friday 16 October

10am - 4pm

Sutton Park School - 89 Vine Street, Maangere East

Opening hours

Saturday 10 October 10am - 4pm

If these locations are not suitable this link shows the location of all voting places and their respective opening dates and times.

If having voting papers dropped-off by a friend or family member is not an option, patients will be able to contact the Electoral Commission on 0800 36 76 56 to speak about the choices available to them.

More information can be found at vote.nz.

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