Kiwis who are overseas can cast their vote in New Zealand's general election from today, Wednesday 31 August 2005.
Minor parties have received a small boost in their broadcast election advertising allocation from the Electoral Commission.
New figures out today show 94 percent of eligible voters have enrolled to vote for the 2005 general election.
The Governor-General Dame Silvia Cartwright today signed the writ directing the Chief Electoral Officer to conduct a general election on 17 September.
Advance voting for people unable to get to a polling place on election day opens on Wednesday 31 August.