Running a campaign in New Zealand? Great news - we've updated Electorate boundaries!
Electorate boundaries in New Zealand change periodically. When they do, we update the shapefiles that provide auto districting features in your Nation. This way, people are assigned to their appropriate electoral district as long as you have a street address in their profile.
We recently updated all boundaries. The changes we’ve taken into account are captured in the map above, published by the New Zealand Electoral Commission on their website.
What action do I need to take for these changes to take effect?
Follow these simple steps:
- Log into your nation and go to Nation Settings > Political > Settings
- Uncheck the box "Automatically update Federal & State Districts when an address changes". Click the save button.
- Leave this box unchecked for a minimum of 15 minutes
- Go back in, check the box again and save.
This is like turning a device off and back on. Your Nation will run through all of your people and their addresses and update anyone who’s electorate has changed. See the screenshot below for clarity.
Why don’t all of the people in my database have an electorate now?
Voter districts are based on exact geolocation - ie a street address in the Primary address field. If people in your database are mapped based on a broad category like postcode, suburb or city, voter districts won’t automatically update. Or if their street address is in another category such as Billing Address.
You can check the mapping accuracy of your database under Settings > Database > Mapping Status.