Are you enrolled?
If you haven’t received an enrolment update pack by now, you are not enrolled to vote in November’s general election and referendum on the voting system.
Enrolment update packs were sent this week to the three million New Zealanders who are enrolled to vote.
‘‘ Everyone who is correctly enrolled should have received an update pack in the mail by now,’’ said Murray Wicks, national manager of the electoral enrolment centre.
Many people did not receive their packs because they had moved house and not updated their enrolment details, he said.
‘‘We do get situations where people have changed where they live but not given us their new address.
‘‘If their pack gets returned to us then we have to remove these people off the electoral roll.’’
The enrolment centre, and its registrars of electors around the country, are making a plea to those who have not received enrolment update packs to get on the roll.
‘‘ Enrolling to vote doesn’t happen automatically once you turn 18 or become eligible, you do need to fill in an enrolment form,’’ Mr Wicks said.
‘‘ Now is the time to check whether you’re enrolled and your details are correct – it only takes a few minutes to check.
‘‘Do it now and make it easier to vote on election day.’’
You can update your details online at elections.org.nz. Forms are available by freetexting your name and address to 3676, calling 0800 ENROL NOW (0800 36 76 56) or through any PostShop.