Student Friendly Wellington – are your enrollment details up to date?

The local body elections are still a few weeks away, but in order to get your voting papers delivered, you must update your details on the electoral roll by Friday 12 August (next week!).

With 40,000 students in Wellington compared to 7,500 votes needed to win a seat on the Regional Council, we can have a massive impact on this election if we get out and vote. 

How do I enroll?

Look out for the orange men at each campus!

  • Kelburn: The Hub + VUWSA Office
  • Pipitea: Rutherford House Atrium
  • Te Aro: Atrium, just inside the main doors

After you have filled out a form, we've got some handy drop off points so that you don't have to post it:

  • Kelburn: VUWSA Reception
  • Pipitea: Vic Comm Officer or VUWSA Office
  • Te Aro: Main reception

If you want to vote on the Wellington issues like a student discount on buses, then make sure you have your Wellington address listed on your enrollment form!

Who should I vote for?

We’ve been asking for firm commitments from candidates who support our student friendly policies. Those who have signed a pledge in support are listed on our website here so that you know that your vote is going to make a difference on these issues.

Don't forget to come to the Fairer Fares Forum in The Hub at Kelburn next week Wednesday at 1pm if you want to hear from the candidates!

When do I vote?

Voting papers will be sent in the post from 16 September. Rather than ticking the candidate that you want, you’ll rank them all (1, 2, 3 etc) according to preference.

Let's maximise our voting power and make a real impact on these elections. We owe it to ourselves.

In service,

Rory Lenihan-Ikin – Welfare Vice President