Pre­lim­i­nary rolls now avail­able for check­ing

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Check­ing that you are cor­rectly en­rolled to vote in this year’s gen­eral elec­tion and ref­er­en­dum just got eas­ier, with the re­lease of the first printed elec­toral rolls for 2011.

‘‘Print­ing the elec­toral rolls is a key part of our elec­toral process,’’ Elec­toral En­rol­ment Cen­tre na­tional man­ager Mur­ray Wicks said.

‘‘By law we must pro­duce a com­plete list of all those cur­rently en­rolled to vote and it gives ev­ery- one the op­por­tu­nity to check that they are en­rolled and their de­tails are cor­rect.’’

Pre­lim­i­nary elec­toral rolls with the de­tails of ev­ery­one presently en­rolled are now avail­able for view­ing at lo­cal PostShops, pub­lic li­braries and Reg­is­trar of Elec­tors of­fices.

‘‘ If your de­tails don’t ap­pear then you’re not yet en­rolled,’’ said Mr Wicks.

‘‘If your de­tails are wrong, you need to up­date them by fill­ing in a new en­rol­ment form. We are urg­ing peo­ple to en­rol or up­date their de­tails now to en­sure they are ready to vote on elec­tion day, Novem­ber 26. It’s def­i­nitely not too late to en­rol for this year’s elec­tion but we are en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to take the time to do it now.’’

En­rolling and up­dat­ing your de­tails is easy. Sim­ply fill in an en­rol­ment form.

En­rol­ment forms are avail­able by free tex­ting your name and ad­dress to 3676, go­ing on­line to www.elec­tions.org.nz, at any PostShop or by call­ing 0800 EN­ROL NOW (0800 367 656).

The fi­nal printed elec­toral rolls to be used on Elec­tion Day will close about a month be­fore Elec­tion Day.

Ev­ery­one who en­rolls in time to go on the fi­nal printed elec­toral rolls will get an EasyVote in­for­ma­tion pack in the mail, which will make vot­ing quicker and eas­ier on Elec­tion Day.

The EasyVote packs will also in­clude de­tailed in­for­ma­tion on the Ref­er­en­dum on the Vot­ing Sys­tem.

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