You can only vote in the 2013 Citizens Initiated Referendum if you are enrolled before voting starts on 22 November. If you are enrolled by Thursday 21 November you will be sent your voting paper in the mail.
You should receive your voting paper by Friday 29 November.
You can also check your current enrollment here.
Now obviously I’d like you to vote against
“Do you support the Government selling up to 49% of Meridian Energy, Mighty River Power, Genesis Power, Solid Energy and Air New Zealand?”
The main reason for having this referendum is (in my view) because the munters who make up the shrill chorus of apologists for these sales have been saying that any vote for National and it’s allies was solely a vote for wholesale intergenerational theft by themselves.
According to the strange people who cheer for National, somehow everyone who voted for National also voted for selling our laws to SkyCity to spread gambling. They also voted for creating the largest debt by the government to pass to future generations. The cessation of affordable house building was obviously also in their plans for a National government…
Bullshit. The reality is quite different. People vote for political parties for many reasons including the simple fact that they don’t like the other options. Trying to throw a mantle of “mandate” over a single policy by a minority party in parliament whose actual vote was only just over 30% of the voting public is simple-minded lying. There were nearly 3 million on the roll at writ day in 2011, only just over 1 million voted for the National party who had the policy of selling public assets to their wealthy mates.
We may not immediately be able to stop the theft of these assets from future generations by the National government by voting against in this referendum. But we can certainly point out that these arseholes did not have support to do it, and send a clear message to the thieves that they can (at least) expect some significiant regulation of such pseudo monopolies.
But more importantly we can shove the lie of “mandate” straight back into this National government’s lying face.