New Zealand’s Electoral Commission is urging citizens to hurry up, if they want to make the voting process easy, and enrol to vote in the upcoming local elections before August 16.
National manager of enrolment and community engagement Mandy Bohté says: “The elections are held by a postal vote and you need to be enrolled at the correct address by Friday 16 August to receive your voting papers in the mail”.
Bohté added, “If you’ve already checked your enrolment details are up to date, then you’re all set to vote. If you haven’t checked, take a few minutes to do it now and it’ll make voting in the local elections much easier.”
Local councils are scheduled to start sending out voting papers on September 20 and voting will close at midday on Saturday October 12.
To enrol or update your details, fill in the relevant online form at vote.nz, call 0800 36 76 56 or visit your local PostShop. Those who enrol after August 16 will need to contact their local council to arrange a special vote.