Enrol in time to shape the future of NZ
The Electoral Commission is calling on people to enrol for the September 23 general election as soon as possible.
Around 450,000 eligible electors still haven’t enrolled to vote and more than half of them are under 30 years of age, the commission says.
People enrolled by August 23 will be sent an EasyVote pack at the start of the voting period, which will ‘‘make voting easy’’, chief electoral officer Alicia Wright says.
‘‘It gives you all the information you need in one place - a list of candidates and parties, and addresses and opening hours of all advance and election day voting places,’’ she says.
The deadline to be included on the printed electoral roll, which is used in voting places and for sending out EasyVote packs, is today.
People can still enrol until election day, but anyone enrolled after today will have to cast a special declaration vote.
To enrol, voters can free text their name and address to 3676, get a form from a PostShop or free phone 0800 36 76 56. People can also enrol, update their details and find more information online at elections.org.nz.
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