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Register to vote

Health and Disability NGOs that meet the following broad criteria will generally be eligible to join the NGO Health & Disability Network and register to vote:

  • Activities consistent with the promotion of health or the delivery of health and disability services in the relevant sector
  • Non-governmental and non-profit
  • A clearly identified New Zealand organisation (which may include New Zealand branches of international NGOs).
  • Receive Vote Health funding
    (ie, funding from the Ministry of Health and/or district health board/s) in the relevant health and disability sub-sectors (see below).

NGOs may register at any time prior to commencement of the election process.

Once registered, you can nominate a representative and / or vote representatives onto the NGO Council when an election is being held.

An NGO can vote in up to TWO categories related to the services they provide. These are:

  • Personal Health
  • Public Health
  • Mental Health and Addictions
  • Māori  Health
  • Pacific Health
  • Disability Support Services

It is free to join the NGO Network and register.

You can register online or contact the NGO Council Secretariat at: secretariatngo@gmail.com.

Read more about being a sector representative.