17 ways to get involved with the 2020 election
This year’s election is on 17 October – and it’s coming up fast! With one month to go until Election Day, we’ve come up with 17 ways you, your friends and family can get involved in our campaign and help Labour keep New Zealand moving.
Talk to friends and family
One of the best (and easiest!) ways to get involved is by starting conversations with your friends and whānau about how voting for Labour will keep New Zealand moving.
Need some handy talking points? Start by checking out 100 reasons to vote Labour, and take a scroll through our policy in key areas like health, housing and education.
We can’t afford to put the brakes on now, and even a few dollars will be a big help in getting our message out to voters across New Zealand and helping to re-elect our Labour team to Government.
If you’re able to, chip in now to support our campaign
Pick up the phone
Another great way to get involved is to volunteer at a phone-banking event with your local Labour team. It’ll give you the opportunity to pick up the phone and chat with voters in your community about why they should give two ticks to Labour this election.
Sign up to volunteer for Labour here
Deliver pamphlets and brochures
Another good way to let people in your neighbourhood know what Labour stands for is by delivering pamphlets and brochures. If you’re not so keen on making phone calls or knocking on doors, but still want to help out, this is a fun way to get involved.
Sign up to volunteer for Labour here
Put up a Labour Party sign on your house or flat
Ever considered using your front fence as a way to show your support? Houses and flats right around the country have decorated their prime road-facing real estate with Labour hoardings. Join them and show your support for your local candidate by putting up one of our signs on your house or flat.
Get in touch with your local candidate here to register your interest in a Labour hoarding
Wear some Labour merch
Show your support through some great limited-edition threads. Check out our merch store for everything from Labour-branded tees, to vintage socks, to a Labour Party mug!
Shop our collection of Labour merch here - and keep an eye out for new arrivals as Election Day draws nearer!
Get sharing on social media
Labour’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages are the best places to go for the most up-to-date announcements, livestreams and everything else happening during the campaign. Make sure you’ve given our accounts a like, and share the content you like to your own profile so your friends and family can see it too!
Why not start with this article? Click here (or on the share button in the right-hand column) and let your followers know that you’re standing with Labour for 2020.
Get to know your local Labour candidate
We all know Labour Leader Jacinda Ardern, but how much do you know about the local Labour candidate standing in your area?
Head over to the Our Team page to read more about our candidates, including links to their social media channels and ways to contact them.
Attend a street corner meeting
Labour candidates are stopping by street corners in towns across New Zealand to answer voters’ questions and chat about our policies. It’s a great opportunity to get to know your local Labour candidate in an informal setting and hear their views on the issues that matter to you.
Keep an eye out on social media and for signs on your street to find out when your local candidate will be in your neighbourhood.
Become a Labour member
Sign up to be a Labour member to take part in decision making, policy discussions, and candidate selections, to attend local and nationwide conferences, and to run for office at any level.
You can also opt in to Victory for Labour, Labour's continuous membership programme — it's all the benefits of an annual membership with automatic renewal, so you never need to worry about your membership lapsing.
Check you’re enrolled to vote
This is an important one. By now, you should have received a letter of confirmation from the Electoral Commission at the address you supplied when enrolling. If you haven’t received this, or you’re unsure, head to the Electoral Commission website where you can enrol or check and update your details, like changes to your address.
Remember, you can now enrol up to and including on Election Day - but it doesn’t hurt to make sure you’re sorted well before then!
Make sure friends and family are enrolled
Just as important as making sure you’re enrolled yourself, it’s also good to check your friends and family have their enrolment sorted too.
Give them a quick phone call or a text to remind them, or offer to help them fill out the online form. The Electoral Commission has information on voting in all sorts of accessible formats.
You can also contact the Electoral Commission directly if you would like to talk over your options, including the option of having a support person with them on Election Day. To do this, free phone: 0800 36 76 56.
Sign up for our email list
Head over to labour.org.nz/im-in to stay in-the-know with our latest events, announcements, and more.
Receive campaign emails, be one of the first to get the latest info, and be part of Labour's plan to keep New Zealand moving. You’ll receive updates from the campaign team, and from notable names like Jacinda Ardern and Grant Robertson.
Help us get the word out about Labour! Joining as a Labour volunteer is one key way you can help the movement. Whether you're brand new to the party, or started knocking on doors for Savage, Fraser or Nash, there's a place for everyone in our campaign.
Sign up to volunteer for Labour here
Watch a debate
Campaign debates are one of the only times we really see leaders of political parties go head-to-head during the campaign. It’s a chance for leaders to test each other’s policies and ideas, as well as an opportunity for the public to see the kind of leadership they want in Government.
Gather your friends and family around the TV and make a night of it - it’s sure to be a great conversation starter, and an awesome chance to emphasise how Labour is the only party that has what it takes to keep New Zealand moving.
Find your nearest polling station
So you’re enrolled to vote, and you’ve made sure your friends and whānau are too - but do you know where you’ll be heading on Election Day? Keep an eye on the Electoral Commission website for polling booths in your area, and make a plan to get there.
Have a think if there’s anyone in your community that may struggle finding a way to the polling booth – can you offer them a ride? Voting is a key part of our democracy, so let’s make sure no one is missing out on their right to have their say.
And, of course, the most important one of all! Whether you’re voting early, sending in your vote from overseas, or dropping into a polling station on Election Day, the best thing you can do to get Labour re-elected is to vote two ticks Labour.
Election Day this year is 17 October – it’s your chance to re-elect a strong, stable government that cares about the things that matter to the people of Aotearoa. It’s your chance to have your say for a better New Zealand. It’s your chance to vote Labour!
How are you going to get involved in the 2020 election? Share with your friends and let us know!