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No Update Pack? You Need to Enrol Now

No Update Pack? You Need to Enrol Now


If you haven’t received an enrolment update pack by now, you’re not enrolled to vote for this year’s general election.

Enrolment update packs were sent this week to the three million New Zealanders who are enrolled to vote.

“Everyone who is correctly enrolled should have received an update pack in the mail by now,” says Murray Wicks, National Manager, Enrolment Services. “This information ensures they can vote in the general election on 20 September.”

“Many people do not receive their packs because they’ve moved house and not updated their enrolment details. If their pack gets returned to us then we have to remove these people from the electoral roll,” says Mr Wicks.

The Electoral Commission, and its Registrars of Electors around the country, are making a plea to those who didn’t receive an enrolment update pack to enrol now.

“Enrolling to vote doesn’t happen automatically once you turn 18 or become eligible. You do need to fill in an enrolment form”, says Mr Wicks. “Now is the time to check whether you’re enrolled and your details are correct - it only takes a few minutes to check. Do it now and make it easier to vote on election day.”

Enrolling is easy. People can enrol or update their details online at www.elections.org.nz. Enrolment forms are also available by freetexting your 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.

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