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Deadline Looming To Enrol For An Easy Vote

Electoral Enrolment Centre

Sunday 29 September 2008

Deadline Looming To Enrol For An Easy Vote

Almost 36,000 people have enrolled or updated their details since the election date was announced, but a further 235,000 are running out of time to enrol and make voting easy for themselves.

"The enrolment cut off time to be sent an EasyVote card in the mail and be on the printed electoral roll used on election day is looming large with just ten days to go," says Murray Wicks, National Manager of the Electoral Enrolment Centre. "And there are still tens of thousands of people not enrolled.

"People need to get moving and get enrolled by Wednesday 8 October because it will make it easier for them when they vote.

"Everyone enrolled by Wednesday 8 October will get an EasyVote card and information pack in the mail with everything they need to vote. In addition, when they go to vote it will be easier and quicker," says Mr Wicks.

Currently, 2.9 million or 92.5 percent of people are enrolled with 235,850 people still not enrolled to vote. Young people aged 18 to 24 make up 97,200 or 41 percent of the people who need to get enrolled.

"We're getting about 4,000 enrolment forms a day now with new enrolments and updates to voters' details - that's a daily increase of about 3,000 enrolments since the election date was set for 8 November.

"We know when the election will be - take action and enrol now. It's easy," says Mr Wicks.

Enrolment forms can be obtained by calling 0800 36 76 56, Freetexting your name and address to 3676, visiting a PostShop or going online to www.elections.org.nz .


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