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Challenge On to Get Enrolled For the 2013 Local Elections

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Monday 1 July 2013
Electoral Commission
Te Kaitiaki Take Kōwhiri

Challenge On to Get Enrolled For the 2013 Local Elections

Today the Electoral Commission kicks off an enrolment drive to get everyone correctly enrolled to vote in this year’s local elections.

“From today we are sending out enrolment update packs to all 3.1 million enrolled voters in the country,” says Murray Wicks, National Manager, Enrolment Services. “Check that your details are correct. If you need to change anything fill in the form, then sign, date and return it straight away.”

“Local elections are held by postal vote, so it’s particularly important that people are enrolled at the right address,” says Mr Wicks. “If you get a pack and it’s not addressed to anyone at your house, send it back.”

“If you don’t get a pack, you’re not enrolled so you need to get onto it now. It’s easy - go online at elections.org.nz, freetext your name and address to 3676, call 0800 36 76 56 or go to any PostShop.”

Enrolment rates across the country vary, and the Commission is challenging local areas to narrow the gap.

“In some areas, up to 10% of the eligible population isn’t enrolled,” says Mr Wicks. “We think New Zealand can do better that!”

Local elections give people the chance to have their say on who runs their local council and district health board, who make decisions on things like the local environment, rates, parking, rubbish, parks and health services.

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PĀNUI PĀPĀHO

Mane 1 Hōngongoi 2013
Te Kaitiaki Take Kōwhiri

HE WHAKAPĀTARI NUI KI TE RĒHITA MŌ NGĀ PŌTITANGA Ā-ROHE 2013

Ka tīmatahia he kōkiritanga rēhita e Te Kaitiaki Take Kōwhiri i tēnei rā kia rēhita tikahia ngā tāngata katoa ki te pōti i ngā pōtitanga ā-rohe i tēnei tau.

“Mai i tēnei rā kei te tukuna atu he mōkihi rēhita whakahou ki ngā kaipōti 3.1 miriona e rēhita ana ki te pōti i tēnei whenua,” hei tā Murray Wicks, Kaiwhakahaere ā-Motu o ngā Ratonga Rēhita. "Me āta titiro kei te tika katoa ō taipitopito. Mēnā e hiahia ana koe ki te whakarerekē i tētahi mea, whakakīa te puka, ka waitohu me te tuhi i te rā ka whakahoki wawe atu."

"Ka whakahaerehia ngā pōtitanga ā-rohe mā te pōti mēra, nō reira he mea nui kia rēhita ngā tāngata ki te wāhi noho tika," hei tā Mr Wicks. "Ki te whiwhi koe i tētahi mōkihi, ā, kāore mā tētahi i tō whare, whakahokia."

"Ki te kore koe e whiwhi i tētahi mōkihi, kāore koe i te rēhita, nō reira me tahuri koe ki te rēhita ināianei. He māmā - haere ki elections.org.nz, patokoreututia tō ingoa me tō wāhi noho ki 3676, waea rānei ki 800 36 76 56, haere rānei ki tētahi PostShop.

He rerekē ngā tatau rēhita puta noa i te motu, ā, kua takoto te wero a Te Kaitiaki Take Kōwhiri ki te whakanui ake i te tatau.

"I ētahi wāhi, tae atu ki te 10% o te taupori e mārarau ana kāore i te rēhita," hei tā Mr Wicks. "E ai ki tā mātau whakaaro ka taea e Aotearoa te whakapai ake i tēnei tatau!"

Ka whai wāhi ngā tāngata i ngā pōtitanga ā-rohe te whai reo mō te hunga whakahaere i tō rātau kaunihera, poari hauora ā-rohe rānei, me te hunga ka whai mana ki te whakatau kaupapa ā-rohe mō te taiao, ngā rēti, tūnga waka, para, pāka me ngā ratonga hauora.

Kupu akoako: E wātea ana ngā tatauranga rēhita hou rawa mō ia rohe kaunihera i  www.elections.org.nz/research-statistics/enrolment-statistics-council


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