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Introduction to social science
How to use the worksheets
NZ curriculum framework
How tutors participate
Centre for Citizenship Education
Year 9 & 10
Year 11 - 12

Worksheet 1:
Voting for your Member of Parliament
Worksheet 2: Choosing your preferred political party
Worksheet 3: Do you want New Zealand to be a Republic?
Worksheet 4:
How Government makes decisions
Worksheet 5:
Government expenditure
Worksheet 6:
Building a multicultural society
Worksheet 7:
Suggesting a law change to a Select Committee of Parliament
Worksheet 8:
Plan a visit to Parliament
Worksheet 9:
Choosing a class representative
Worksheet 10:
School Council nominations procedure
Worksheet 11:
Voting procedure
Worksheet 12:
National election
Worksheet 13:
The voting process

Worksheet 24: in development
Tonga-New Zealand 1950. Historical milestones , pictures, oral archive sound and transcipt
- resources for social science schools use

Worksheet 14:
Schools' guide to decisionmaking with its community
Worksheet 15:
Schools' guide to decisionmaking between Parliament & the community
Worksheet 16:
Schools' guide to voting, elections, parties and forming government
Worksheet 17:
Schools' guide to lawmaking
Worksheet 18:
Schools' guide to getting help from Parliament as a group or individual
Worksheet 19:
Schools' guide to information about Parliament & the community
Worksheet 20:
The Rule of Law
Worksheet 21:
Schools' guide to human rights
Worksheet 22:
Schools' guide to interaction between Parliament, Government, the Judiciary and the media
Worksheet 23: Join the Underage Voter's Campaign



Worksheet 13: The voting process

How the electoral process works at the local level

Class discussion

Using the School Council voting exercise what are the steps you need to go through to ensure that your vote is counted?

  • Enrolment;
  • Checking that you are on the electoral roll;
  • Voting procedure.


  • Check whether some adults you know are on the electoral roll.
  • Where can you find the local electoral roll?
  • Where can you get the enrolment card so adults you know can fill it in?
  • Where do you send the enrolment card? By when?
  • Do you known an adult who should fill in the electoral registration card?

Extension exercises

Take an opinion poll in your electorate to see what a sample of local voters think are the issues affecting them.

  • Design a questionnaire.
  • Make a random selection of people on the electoral roll to interview.
  • Interview the people you selected.
  • Write a report on the results.
  • Ask the local radio or other media to publish your findings.


  • What do MPs and Electorate Secretaries do?
  • Ask your MP or their Electorate Secretary what issues they have helped local people to solve.
  • How can you find your MP and Electorate Secretary?

Organise a campaign meeting at your school so local people can discuss local issues with local candidates.

Who are your local candidates for an election in your area this year?

For further reference
See also:

What MPs do.


Role-play a conference – using the techniques of a Model United Nations to acquire consensus, the essential skills required of students by the New Zealand Curriculum Framework, awareness of the interaction of employment and economic decision making.

Worksheet visuals around which activities could be suggested: The cost of rugby injuries




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