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Tens of thousands take steps to enrol following election date announcement

Aug 10, 2005 | Media release

The Electoral Enrolment Centre has received over 51,000 applications from people wanting to enrol or update their details in the wake of the Prime Ministerial announcement of the election date.

"More people are turning their minds to the need to enrol," says Murray Wicks, National Manager of the Electoral Enrolment Centre. "But there are still large numbers out there who haven't filled in an enrolment form".

"We're getting about 4,300 enrolment forms a day now - that's up about 1,100 a day since the election was set for 17 September".

Mr Wicks advised that it was important to get on the electoral roll by next Wednesday 17 August - Writ Day. This is the last chance people have to enrol and be on the printed electoral rolls used in polling booths on Election Day.

"It's also important to check that you're correctly enrolled now. If you're not enrolled or haven't updated your details you will not receive an EasyVote pack with voting information for use on Election Day".

Electoral rolls are displayed at local PostShops, public libraries and district courthouses. People can check their enrolment details online at as well.

"We know when the election will be - take action and enrol now. It's easy," says Mr Wicks.

Enrolment forms can be obtained by calling 0800 36 76 56, Freetexting your name and address to 3676, visiting a PostShop or going online to


For more information please contact Murray Wicks, Electoral Enrolment Centre, National Manager ph 04 8010 701 or 027 249 4508 or Anna Hughes, Communications Advisor ph 027 28 28 827.

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