Did you get your enrolment update pack?
Voters who haven’t received an enrolment update pack in the mail need to act now to make sure they are enrolled and ready to vote in the October local body elections.
3.5m enrolment packs have been sent to voters to check they are correctly enrolled.
‘If you haven’t received an enrolment update pack, it means you are not enrolled or need to update your address, for example if you’ve moved house,’ says Ross McPherson, Acting National Manager, Enrolment and Community Engagement.
‘Councils send out voting papers in the mail when it’s time to vote in the local elections, so it’s important that you are enrolled at the right address to get your voting papers.
‘It’s easy to enrol or update your address online at vote.nz using your New Zealand driver licence, New Zealand passport or RealMe verified identity. Or call 0800 36 76 56 and ask for a form to be sent to you.’
People must enrol or update their details by 12 August to receive their voting papers in the mail. Those enrolling after 12 August will need to contact the electoral officer at their local council to arrange a special vote.