Act now to en­rol be­fore it’s too late

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Time is run­ning out to en­rol to vote for this year’s lo­cal elec­tions and the Elec­toral Com­mis­sion is urg­ing New Zealan­ders to act quickly.

‘‘You will only get your vot­ing pa­pers sent to you if are en­rolled by this Fri­day, Au­gust 16,’’ national man­ager en­rol­ment ser­vices Mur­ray Wicks said.

‘‘If you’ve been wait­ing un­til the last minute to up­date your de­tails, the last minute is here. Do it now.’’

Reg­is­trars of Elec­tors have re­moved more than 70,000 peo­ple na­tion­wide from the elec­toral roll since the start of the en­rol­ment drive on July 1.

Th­ese peo­ple have changed ad­dress and not up­dated their en­rol­ment de­tails.

‘‘That’s thou­sands of peo­ple who need to act now and en­rol or they will miss out on get­ting their lo­cal elec­tion vot­ing pa­pers sent to them.

‘‘We want ev­ery­one who’s el­i­gi­ble to be en­rolled and ready to have their say,’’ Mr Wicks said. ‘‘En­rolling to vote is easy.’’ Go on­line at elec­tions.org.nz, free­text your name and ad­dress to 3676, call 0800 36 76 56 or go to any PostShop.

You can also check your de­tails and en­rol on­line at the web­site.

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