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Ready to Vote in 2014? Check Your Mailbox to See

Ready to Vote in 2014? Check Your Mailbox to See

One of 2014’s biggest mailouts starts today, as the Electoral Commission launches its campaign to make sure all eligible New Zealanders are ready to take part in the 2014 General Election on September 20.

“Over three million enrolled voters are being sent an enrolment update pack this week,” says Murray Wicks, National Manager, Enrolment Services. Being correctly enrolled is critical to being able to vote in the general election, so check your mailbox this week for your pack.”

“This is your opportunity to check that your details are correct and up to date, or to make any changes. We ask that everyone open their pack to ensure their details are correct, and if not, to fill in the form and send it back.”

With just three months to go until election day, the Electoral Commission wants to ensure that people don’t miss out on the chance to vote.

“Make sure your details are correct now – it means that you’ll be sent more information about voting closer to election day, and that you’ll be able to vote more easily on the day,” says Mr Wicks.

People who do not receive their enrolment update pack by Friday 27 June will need to complete a new enrolment form. People can enrol or update their details online at www.elections.org.nz, or get a form by freetexting their name and address to 3676, calling 0800 36 76 56 or by visiting any PostShop. They can also get information at www.facebook.com/ivotenz.

“We can’t say it strongly enough – the only way to vote in this year’s General Election is to be enrolled, so get ready for it now” says Mr Wicks.

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