Written By: - Date published: 11:09 am, August 4th, 2014 - 15 comments
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Live News is reporting that 40,000 people have been removed from the electoral roll because they have moved address. Their enrolment update packs were returned to sender with the message: “gone no address”.
So the message we all should be passing on to as many people as possible: check whether you are enroled, and if not, enroll now.
People can check their enrolment online at www.elections.org.nz, by calling 0800 36 76 56, or by checking the newly-printed electoral rolls at PostShops and public libraries in their electorate.
The Electoral Commission mailed enrolment update packs to everyone on the electoral roll at the end of June, asking them to check their enrolment details.
“If you are one of those whose pack has been returned to us because you’ve moved house and not updated your enrolment details, you have been removed from the electoral roll and need to fill in a new enrolment form now,” says Mr Wicks.
The Wellington Central electorate has had the most voters removed from the roll with 1,237, while the Waimakariri electorate has had the least with 351.
“Enrolling is easy. Voters can freetext their name and address to 3676, get a form from a PostShop or call Freephone 0800 36 76 56. People can also enrol or update their details online at www.elections.org.nz
It’s important for democracy that as many people as possible are enroled, regardless of how they vote.
For the majority of Kiwis, especially those on low incomes, I recommend voting Left: