If you will be overseas at the time of the general election you can still vote by casting a special declaration vote. Who can vote from overseas? You can vote if you are enrolled and:
You can cast an advance vote if, for example, you're going to be away on election day, voting on Saturday is against your religion or would cause hardship or serious inconvenience. Who?
Who can vote? Anyone who is enrolled by Friday 7 November can vote in the general election.
You can make a "provisional enrolment" as soon as you turn 17 by making a standard enrolment application described under How to enrol to vote. On your 18th birthday you will be put on the electoral roll automatically.
I'm living overseas, am I eligible to enrol?
As a New Zealand Māori, or a descendant of a New Zealand Māori, you have the choice of enrolling to vote at parliamentary elections on a Māori roll or a General roll. Why is my choice important?
Enrolling to vote is easy. You will not be able to vote if you are not enrolled before election day. It is compulsory to be enrolled if you are qualified, although voting is optional. Can I enrol online?