By-elec­tion en­rol­ments

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

Time has al­most run out for vot­ers to get cor­rectly en­rolled for in the Ti­rau Ward by-elec­tion, to en­sure vot­ing pa­pers are mailed to them.

The elec­toral rolls for the South Waikato Dis­trict Lo­cal by-elec­tion close on March 22.

‘‘Only those peo­ple who are cor­rectly en­rolled by the time the elec­toral roll has closed will get vot­ing pa­pers in the mail to vote in the Ti­rau Ward by-elec­tion,’’ said Frances Chap­man and Fiona Strang, Regis­trars of Elec­tors for the Taupo and Te Tai Hauauru elec­torates.

‘‘To get your vot­ing pa­pers in the mail you need to be en­rolled or have your de­tails up­dated no later than March 22, 2012.’’

So far 1342 of Taupo elec­tors are en­rolled to vote in the by-elec­tion and 127 of the Te Tai Hauauru elec­tors are en­rolled to vote.

The by-elec­tion will elect the new com­mu­nity board mem­ber for the South Waikato Dis­trict Ti­rau Ward.

‘‘Peo­ple can get an en­rol­ment form by call­ing 0800 EN­ROL NOW (0800 367 656), by free­tex­ting their name and ad­dress to 3676, by re­quest­ing or down­load­ing one from the elec­tions web­site at elec­tions.org.nz, or at any Postshop.’’

Frances Chap­man said that be­cause the de­tails of peo­ple on the un­pub­lished roll were con­fi­den­tial, elec­tors on this roll should con­tact Elec­toral Of­fi­cer Richard Fisk at South Waikato Dis­trict Coun­cil 07 885 0723 di­rect for in­for­ma­tion on how to ap­ply to cast a spe­cial vote.

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