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Not enrolled to vote?

Written By: - Date published: 1:00 pm, August 7th, 2014 - 13 comments
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Enroll to vote

Make sure that you, your kids, your nephews and nieces, your grandkids, your neighbours …

13 comments on “Not enrolled to vote? ”

  1. swordfish 1

    Especially in South Auckland !

    Not only lower than average turnout but also significantly lower than average enrolment over recent elections.

    And this in Labour’s bastion ! Get ’em enrolled and get ’em out on Election day.

    • Tiger Mountain 1.1

      Yep do what you can, including walking buses and actual vehicle rides, every person counts is the message, research shows that feelings of disempowerment cause many non enrolments and non votes.

      An important message is to enrol even up to the 19th Sept., but obviously sooner is better to be sure you are ‘in the system’. Non enrolled will get a special vote, but it will NOT be counted simple as that.

      I am setting up a table with a “Get out and Vote” pack at local shops to see how that goes. Once early voting stations are advised we can get people voting.

      • weka 1.1.1

        “Non enrolled will get a special vote, but it will NOT be counted simple as that.”

        Can you please explain that, TM?

        • Tiger Mountain

          weka, this table shows the disallowed votes made by special declaration vote in 2011. My partner worked at polling booths for two elections and the supervisor (old tory bag) said “just give them a special to keep the lines moving if they are not on the roll”.

          The bottom line is that you can enrol up till polling day and the paperwork will likely catch up with you and your vote be allowed, but not on polling day as the roll has been closed off.

          This time if you try and early vote up till the 19th Sept and you are not on the printed roll you should be handed an enrollment form and your vote should be allowed but definitely do not count on a special declaration vote being allowed on 20 September. This catches thousands of people out each year and is an anomaly that needs fixing.

          So the message is clear Enrol And Vote as early as you can.

          • weka

            Ok, so anyone can vote up until the 19th, irrespective of whether they are on the roll already or not, but if they are not on the roll it is more complicated.

            And if not on the roll on the 20th, then they are ineligible to vote.

            Did I get that right?

    • Puckish Rogue 1.2

      Agreed, the sooner we put a stop to Cunliffe the better! Spread the word!!

  2. weka 2

    I’m trying to decide whether to join the GP’s phone voter confirmation thingy, whereby you register online and then get a system for calling people who have had contact with the GP campaigns and talk to them about voting GP. I assume this included helping people get on the roll if not already. Not really excited about the idea of phoning strangers, but it seems like one of the things I could actually do.

    Has anyone here had experience with the GP system?

  3. Weepus beard 3

    You know what? Filling out forms is just crap in today’s world. The sending of forms and filling out of forms and then the sending back of forms is so ludicrously inefficient and wasteful of resources that I just can’t believe governments are still doing it this way.

    I refuse to fill out forms. I’ve been moved on since the last election and have to enrol again. Got the forms but decided to do it online. You get your RealMe account but still have to go to a post office to have your picture taken to verify it. Then you can enrol. I’ve got a machine and broadband and know how to use it but what of the hundreds of thousands of people that don’t have access to these things? Are they going to fill out forms? If they even get them in the first place?

    Look at the fucking IRD. Those wasteful, bureaucratic, bean counting idiots spend the fourth largest amount of taxpayer money after Welfare, Health, and Education. Half of it is probably printing forms and sending them!

    This country has prided itself in the past for being experimental and we’ve the opportunity to make 21st century changes to the way government operates.

  4. Tim28 4

    I’m in the UK, probably in Switzerland when the election is on. I’m enrolled to vote in NZ, can I just show up with identification at the vote station at the High Commission/Embassy in London or Geneva and vote there, or will I need to request a voting paper in advance? The elections.org.nz website seems a bit unclear on this.

  5. venezia 5

    I have distributed 10 enrolment forms to students I work with over the last week. Over approximately 65 students, two stated clearly they were not going to vote, didn’t believe in it. Is there a religion that takes this position?

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