Voters urged to check enrolment details

Posted at 12:58pm Tuesday 14 Jul, 2020

Voting aged New Zealanders are encouraged to check their enrolment details ahead of the September 19 election.

Personalised enrolment update packs were sent to 3.27 million enrolled voters last week.

“There have been some changes to the boundaries and names of electorates since the last election,” chief electoral officer Alicia Wright says.

The pack includes information on the two referendums that will be held alongside the election.

People can vote on whether the End of Life Choice Act 2019 should come into force, giving people with a terminal illness the option of requesting assisted dying. They can also vote on whether the recreational use of cannabis should become legal.

“This year, more than ever, it's important to enrol early so you get information about the election and referendums in the mail along with an EasyVote card which will make voting faster.”

People can enrol online at vote.nz using a New Zealand driver licence, New Zealand passport or RealMe verified identity.

People can also enrol or update their details by filling in an enrolment form. Forms are available online at vote.nz, by calling Freephone 0800 36 76 56 or by texting their name and address to 3676.


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