50,000 need to re-enrol before election
About 50,000 New Zealanders need to get back on the electoral roll because their enrolment update pack has bounced back marked ‘gone – no address’.
The Electoral Enrolment Centre mailed enrolment update packs to everyone on the electoral roll at the end of May, to let them know the election is on its way, and to ask them to check their enrolment details.
‘‘If you are one of the 50,000 or so voters whose pack has returned to us because you’ve moved house and not updated your enrolment details, you have been removed from the electoral roll,’’ says Murray Wicks, national manager, Electoral Enrolment Centre.
Wellington Central has had the most voters removed from the roll, while Taranaki-King Country has had the least.
‘‘If you didn’t get an enrolment update pack, you need to enrol ,’’ says Mr Wicks.
For details see the website elections.org.nz.