Enrol for elections to make voting easy

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The Electoral Commission is urging people to get a move on if they want to make voting easy in the local elections. 

National Manager of Enrolment and Community Engagement Mandy Bohté says the elections are held by a postal vote.

“You need to be enrolled at the correct address by Friday 16 August to receive your voting papers in the mail.

“If you’ve already checked your enrolment details are up to date, then you’re all set to vote.  If you haven’t checked, take a few minutes to do it now and it’ll make voting in the local elections much easier.” 

People can enrol or update their details by filling in a new enrolment form.  Forms are available online at, by calling 0800 36 76 56, or visiting a post shop.

People who enrol after August 16 will need to contact their local council to arrange a special vote.  

Local councils will start sending out voting papers on September 20 and voting will close at midday on Saturday, October 12.

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