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Last Plea To Enrol By Wednesday 8 October

Last Plea To Enrol By Wednesday 8 October

Wednesday is the cut off date to enrol and make it on to the printed electoral roll used on Election Day, 8 November.

“There are just three days left to enrol to guarantee being on the election day printed electoral roll and to get an EasyVote card and information pack in the mail,” says Murray Wicks, National Manager of the Electoral Enrolment Centre.

“The election day rolls close on Wednesday 8 October. This is a key step in the election process. Anyone enrolled after then will have to make a special declaration vote.”

More than 31,000 people have acted on the message in the last week to enrol or update their details – compared to 21,000 for the previous week.

A total of 2,916,019 people or 93.0 percent of voters are now enrolled.

222,000 people are still to enrol. The worst enrolled areas are:

Auckland Central – 43,400 people or 78.4 percent enrolled

Dunedin North – 41,025 people or 81.7 percent enrolled

Christchurch Central – 42,580 people or 82.2 percent enrolled

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.

Other enrolment statistics:

- 93,670 18-24 year olds are still to enrol

- 392,340 voters of Maori descent have enrolled.

- 222,350 voters are on the Maori roll

- 51,850 voters are enrolled at overseas postal address


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