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Last chance to get local elections voting documents in the mail

Aug 20, 2007 | Media release

Time runs out this week for people to ensure they get voting documents for the 2007 local elections in the mail.

“There are just five days left to get correctly enrolled to vote and get voting documents for council and district health board elections sent to you in the mail,” says Electoral Enrolment Centre National Manager Murray Wicks.

“The cut off date to get enrolled is 24 August. Being enrolled means you will be able to have your say in the elections on all those local issues that affect our everyday lives, like rates, parks, noise control and health care,” says Mr Wicks.

The Electoral Enrolment Centre finishes its enrolment drive for October’s elections this Friday 24 August.

During the first six weeks of the campaign:   

  • A record number of 75,159 people have been removed from the electoral rolls;   
  • 184,691 people have sent back their enrolment update forms with changes to their details;   
  • 32,351 new enrolment forms have been processed; and   
  • 77,583 people have updated their address details because they have shifted house.

People can enrol or update their details online at Enrolment forms are also available from 0800 ENROL NOW (0800 36 76 56), or by freetexting your name and address to 36 76 or at any PostShop.



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