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Enrol for Ikaroa-Rāwhiti By-Election (English and Te Reo)

13 May 2013
Electoral Commission

Enrol By Wednesday 29 May to Make Voting Easier In the Ikaroa-Rāwhiti By-Election

Make voting in the Ikaroa-Rāwhiti by-election on Saturday 29 June as easy as possible by enrolling by next Wednesday.

“You must enrol by Wednesday 29 May to ensure you get your EasyVote pack in the mail,” says Sue Braybrook, Registrar of Electors, Ikaroa-Rāwhiti Electorate. “It will give you all the information you need to vote in the by-election – candidates, voting places and the times they’re open, and of course your EasyVote card.”

Enrolling is quick and easy. Enrolment forms are available from the elections website www.elections.org.nz, by Freetexting your name and address to 3676, from any PostShop or by calling Freephone 0800 36 76 56. People can update their details by filling in a new enrolment form or going online to www.elections.org.nz.

“If you’re not enrolled, or have moved house or flat and haven’t updated your address details with us, you need to re-enrol now,” says Sue Braybrook. “And if you’ve got friends or whānau who aren’t enrolled - now’s a great chance to remind them!”

Only those who are enrolled in the Māori electorate of Ikaroa-Rāwhiti are entitled to vote in the by-election. This includes those living in the Ikaroa-Rāwhiti electorate who are already on the Māori electoral roll, those who enrol for the first time onto the Māori roll, and those who use their Māori Electoral Option choice to change from the General to the Māori roll.

To be eligible to enrol in the Ikaroa-Rāwhiti electorate you must:
• Be 18 years of age or over; and
• Be of New Zealand Maori descent; and
• Be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident who has lived in New Zealand continuously for 12 months at some time; and
• Have been living in the Ikaroa-Rāwhiti electorate for one month or more.

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13 Haratua 2013
Te Kaitiaki Take Kōwhiri

Rēhita I Mua O Te Rāapa 29 O Haratua Kia Māmā Ake Ai Te Pōti I Roto I Te Pōtitanga Motuhake O Ikaroa-Rāwhiti

Me whakamāmā te pōti i roto i te pōtitanga motuhake o Ikaroa-Rāwhiti hei te Rāhoroi 29 o Pipiri mā te rēhita i mua o tērā Rāapa/Wenerei.

“Me mātua rēhita i mua o te Rāapa 29 o Haratua kia mātua whiwhi i a koe tō mōkihi PōtiNgāwari i roto i te mēra," hei tā Sue Braybrook, Kairēhita Kaipōti o te Rohe Pōti o Ikaroa-Rāwhiti. “Ka whakarārangi katoatia ngā mōhiohio e hiahiatia ana e koe hei pōti i te pōtitanga motuhake, arā, ngā kaitono, ngā wāhi pōti me te wā tuwhera, tae atu hoki ki tō kāri PōtiNgāwari.”

He māmā, he tere hoki te rēhitatanga. E wātea tuihono ngā puka rēhita i te paetukutuku pōtitanga i www.elections.org.nz, mā te patowaea koreutu i tō ingoa me tō wāhi noho ki 3676, i ngā PostShop katoa, mā te waea kore utu rānei ki 0800 36 76 56. Ka taea e ngā tāngata ā rātau taipitopito te whakahōu ki tētahi puka rētahi hōu, mā te haere rānei ki www.elections.org.nz.

“Mēnā kāore koe i te rēhita, kua huri rānei koe i tō wāhi noho, ā, kāore anō kia whakahōutia mai e koe ō taipitopito, me mātua rēhita anō ināianei," te kī a Sue Braybrook. “Mēnā kāore anō ō hoa, ō whānau rānei kia rēhita - koinei te wā hei whakamahara i a rātau!”

Ko te hunga anake e rēhita ana ki te rohe pōti Māori o Ikaroa-Rāwhiti e āhei ki te pōti i roto i te pōtitanga motuhake. Pērā i te hunga e noho ana i te rohe pōti o Ikaroa-Rāwhiti kua rēhita kē ki te rārangi pōti Māori, te hunga kua rēhita mō te wā tuatahi ki te rārangi Māori, me te hunga ka whakawhiti mai i te rārangi Whānui ki te rārangi Māori i runga i te Kōwhiringa Māori.

Mō te āhei mai ki te rēhita ki te rohe pōti o Ikaroa-Rāwhiti me mātua:
• Eke o tau ki te 18, neke atu rānei; me
• Uri Māori koe nō Aotearoa; me
• Kairarau, kainoho tūturu rānei koe nō Aotearoa kua 12 marama tō noho ki Aotearoa i tētahi wā; me
• Te noho ki te rohe pōti o Ikaroa-Rāwhiti mō te kotahi marama, neke atu rānei.

ENDS

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