Are you en­rolled?

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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.

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