Check you are enrolled – last chance

Written By: - Date published: 1:13 pm, September 19th, 2014 - 9 comments
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If you haven’t received a voting pack from the elections commission, you may or may not be enrolled.

So if you want to vote (and you damn well should), check if you are enrolled on this link.

If you don’t show up on the electronic roll and you are in anyway unsure, then your best bet is to head to your local post shop, and fill in and give them an enrolment form – BEFORE the post shop closes. You can then do a special vote in the morning.

Or you can early vote. However they seem to shut at 3pm, so you don’t have much more time.

Today is the last day to enrol to vote. You cannot do it tomorrow.

9 comments on “Check you are enrolled – last chance”

  1. Raa 1

    Having once been banned by lprent, I would like to support what he says.

    Enrol online or at your local post shop and *damn* *well* *vote* !!!

    I hope I don’t get banned again for these asterisks.

    People have died for these rights, and if you don’t use
    them you might lose them.

    I would also like to put in a plug for the local library where my polling
    booth is situated.

    Use it or lose it – before the local beer barons privatise it !

    • lprent 1.1

      I’m pretty equal opportunity about banning. I just *discourage* behaviours that have been shown to cause aggravation and time wasting to moderators. 😈

      Don’t take it too personally

  2. Skinny 2

    I was told you can enroll and then vote at some major polling stations, it would have to be a special vote I would guess.

    • lprent 2.1

      Nope. As Andrew Geddis says…

      (An important note for anyone not yet enrolled to vote – you will not be able to do this tomorrow! So if you want to vote, you must get an enrolment form from your nearest Post Shop, fill it out, and give it to the staff there before it closes tonight! If you don’t, then your vote won’t be counted.)

      What you are thinking about are special votes….

      Special votes are cast by people who are not on the printed electoral roll for the electoral district in which they are voting. This may be because they are voting outside of their electoral district, or because they had not enrolled before the closing date for the printed rolls. These special votes may be cast before election day as an early vote, or on election day itself. They aren’t counted on election day, but rather a few days after the polls close.

      But you still have to be enrolled somewhere BEFORE election day. Otherwise they flush those votes.

    • Lanthanide 2.2

      Electoral commission says today is the last day to enrol.

      Personally, I’d trust them.

  3. philj 3

    Didn’t Helen Kelly say this type of vote would not count? Confirmation from someone who knows the electoral process please.

    • wtl 3.1

      If you are enrolled by today, your vote will count. It is very irresponsible to suggest otherwise – you are effectively telling people who are eligible to enrol and vote that they shouldn’t bother as it wouldn’t count.

  4. happynz 4

    Bit of a pain here as we are working overseas and as of today, Friday 19 September, our ballots haven’t arrived. The cut-off for submission of ballots is 4.00pm today.

    Nevermind though as we downloaded the declarations and ballots earlier this week and got them off to the High Commission in Kuala Lumpur (I read somewhere that they are a designated overseas voting post so I hope I posted the ballots to the right place).

    Anyway, our household accounts for three Green Party votes and three for for the Labour candidate in Christchurch Central.

  5. weka 5

    Just got an email from the GP reminding people to vote. Norman is saying the election result is going to come down to 10,000 votes. I think I say something earlier in the week that reckoned the last election was even closer than that. Anyone know?

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