The Tribune (NZ) - - YOUR LOCAL NEWS - - Lisa Hous­ton

Our city res­i­dents are lag­ging be­hind the rest of the coun­try when it comes to en­rolling to vote, ac­cord­ing to re­cent fig­ures from the Elec­toral Com­mis­sion.

We’ve only got 83.1 per cent en­rolled, com­pared to the na­tional av­er­age of 87.5 per cent.

Our story on Page 5 also men­tions there’s only just more than 50 per cent of our 18 to 24 age group en­rolled.

The elec­tion cam­paigns have started in full force, along with the cam­paign to get vot­ers to en­rol and to vote.

Not only do we all have a re­spon­si­bil­ity to vote, if we can, but we should all be mak­ing an ef­fort to en­cour­age our young peo­ple to get in­volved as well.

In other news, happy birth­day to our won­der­ful com­mu­nity group Palmy Rocks, which is cel­e­brat­ing its first birth­day.

It feels like the fun ini­tia­tive has been around a lot longer.

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