In 7 days, total enrolled voters has climbed 11,021 to now be 89.17% of (estimated) eligible. http://www.elections.org.nz/research-statistics/enrolment-statistics-electorate …
The Stats on election.org.nz, show that:
18-29 yr olds enrolled: 535394 = 17% of people enrolled
18-29 yr olds not enrolled: 206646 = 56% of not enrolled.
18-24 yr olds not enrolled – 132,496 = 36% of people not enrolled
Of the estimated 3.3 million people eligible to vote, 93.7% were enrolled – one of the highest enrolment rates in the world (enrolment is compulsory in New Zealand). This is somewhat lower when compared to the 95.3% of voters who were enrolled in 2008.
Although eligible voters aged 18-24 years represent 13% of the total voting age population, this age group accounted for nearly half (47%) of the total who were not enrolled for the 2011 election.
Voter turnout for the 2011 election was the lowest in percentage terms of any MMP elections to date: a provisional 73.8% of enrolled voters cast a vote in the 2011 General Election. This compares with the final 79.5% overall turnout of those enrolled in 2008.
Good work by people encouraging people to enroll – more work to be done in the lead up to the election. Get more people enrolled, but also encourage more people to VOTE!
You can go to a public library or post office to get enrollment forms to be completed and posted.
And for a fairer, more inclusive, sustainable NZ- one that will provide a safe and livable society for all New Zealanders, now and in the future: