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Make sure you’re enrolled says Brown

Make sure you’re enrolled says Brown

Voters only have a couple of days to make sure they are enrolled to vote in the upcoming local government elections.

“The electoral roll closes on 20 August. People need to return their enrolment papers before then to make sure they can vote,” says Len Brown.

“This election will set the values and direction for our region for many years to come. It’s important people get involved in the process, enrol to vote, learn about the issues and freepost their vote back.

People can check they are enrolled by calling 0800 ENROL NOW (0800 36 76 56), freetexting their name and address to 3676, visiting any PostShop or on www.elections.org.nz

“If people want to have a say on the future of their communities, their swimming pools, libraries, and public assets like the airport shares and the port, then they need to be informed and they need to vote.

“Half of those who are not enrolled to vote are aged between 18-24. We’ve got to make sure young people are involved in the process this year.

“The decisions that are made today around delivering better public transport, economic development, how we create an exciting city and how we protect the environment, will affect them for years to come.

“Voting papers will be mailed out to those who are on the roll after 17 September. Voters need to freepost their vote back before 9 October to make it count.

“Check you’re enrolled to vote and have your say over the future of your city,” says Brown


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