Got your enrolment pack?
Posted at 1:42pm Monday 03 Aug, 2020
The Electoral Commission says 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 September election and referendums.
More than 3.2 million personalised enrolment packs have been sent to voters to check they are correctly enrolled. National manager of enrolment and community engagement, Mandy Bohté, says if eligible voters have not received an enrolment update pack it means they are either not enrolled or need to update their details.
“Every year thousands of voters are removed from the electoral roll because they've changed address but haven't updated their details with us. If you've moved house, you need to make sure you're enrolled at the right address,” she says.
People can enrol or update their details online at vote.nz using a New Zealand driver's licence, New Zealand passport or RealMe verified identity. They can also call 0800 367656 to ask for an enrolment form to be sent to them.
Voters who are correctly enrolled by August 16 will be sent an EasyVote card which will make voting faster.
To be eligible to enrol and vote, you must be 18 or older, a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, and have lived in New Zealand continuously for 12 months or more at some time in your life.