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Remember to enrol to vote

Kiwis are being urged to enrol to vote ahead of the 2017 General Election.

This week, more than three million packs will be sent out as the Electoral Commission launches its campaign in the build up to the September election.

Personalised enrolment update packs are being sent to all enrolled voters this week.

The pack includes a form setting out the individual’s current enrolment details with space to record any changes.

Chief Electoral Officer Alicia Wright says to look out for an envelope with an orange guy on the front.

“Open it and check the details – if they’re correct, it means you don’t need to do anything more and you’re all set to vote in this year’s election,” Wright says.

“If you need to update any of your details, especially if you’ve changed your name or address, fill out the form, sign it, and send it back in the return envelope.

“Only voters who are correctly enrolled will be able to vote in September, so it’s important to get your enrolment sorted out now.”

Wright says if voters don’t receive a letter by Friday, it means they are not enrolled or need to update their details.

How to enrol, or update your details:

  • Visit www.elections.org.nz
  • Pick up an enrolment form from your local post shop
  • Call 0800 36 76 56
  • Text your name and address to 3676

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