VOTE, HAVE YOUR SAY
The Electoral Commission is calling on New Zealanders to help spread the word about the importance of enrolling and voting.
‘‘Taking part in our democracy is the right of all New Zealanders,’’ says Alicia Wright, Chief Electoral Officer. ‘‘Not everyone knows what they can do or say to help their friends, whanau and communities vote, so we’ve created a wide range of resources and materials to help tell the story.’’
The Commission’s guide Resources for Communities to Share contains information and links to tools and resources that enables people and organisations to provide their communities with information about enrolling and voting. The guide, and all tools and resources can be found at www.elections.org.nz/spreadthe-word.
‘‘Our goal is to make sure that everyone gets the information they need, in the way that best works for them,’’ says Wright. ‘‘In this guide, you’ll find links to content that you can use and share in a variety of ways – on social media, on your website, in newsletters or as display materials at offices, workplaces or community centres.’’
The new guide is part of a wide range of community resources and information available to the public.