60,000 voters could miss out on voting in the September General Election after their enrolment update packs were returned marked “gone, no address.”
Enrolment update packs were sent to 3.15 million enrolled voters at the end of June to check their details were correctly listed on the electoral roll for the September General Election.
Chief Electoral Officer Alicia Wright said that voters, whose packs are returned to sender have been taken off the electoral roll.
“Those voters need to get back on the roll now so their vote will count this election. If you have moved to another address, you will need to update your enrolment details online, or fill in a new enrolment form and return it to us,” she said.
Easy to enroll
People can enroll, check and update their details at www.elections.org.nz, pick up an enrolment form at a PostShop, or request a form by calling 0800- 367656 or text their name and address to 3676, she added.
“You can enroll right up until midnight on Friday, September 22, 2017 but not on election day, which is Saturday, September 23, 2017. However, the earlier you are enrolled and ready to vote, the better,” Ms Wright said.
Voting would commence throughout New Zealand on Monday, September 11, 2017, when advance voting places open and go through until Election Day on September 23, 2017.
Source: The Electoral Commission.
Photo Caption: Alicia Wright (Picture supplied)