VOTE, HAVE YOUR SAY

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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.

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