Thousands missing from electoral roll

SIOBHAN DOWNES
Last updated 09:46 04/08/2014
Opinion poll

Are you enrolled to vote?

Yes

No

Um....not sure?

Vote Result

Relevant offers

Politics

Next stage in State house sell-off to get underway in Tauranga, Invercargill Protection orders should have an expiry date - MPs Lawyers and human rights advocates fear secret courts Below the beltway: who's up and who's down in politics Prime Minister John Key faces protesters in Dunedin Alps 2 Ocean cycle trail to be completed with almost $1 million in funding Government push ahead with mixed governance for Environment Canterbury Domestic violence courts could be part of shake-up Nanaia Mahuta: Queen or casualty as Labour revamps its lineup? Mighty River Power to pay special dividend, operating profit slips to $482m

More than 43,000 New Zealanders are missing from the electoral roll just over a month out from the September 20 election, the Electoral Commission says.

The commission mailed enrolment update packs to everyone on the electoral roll at the end of June, asking them to check their enrolment details.

But tens of thousands had bounced back marked "gone no address".

The Wellington Central electorate was the worst, with 1237 voters removed from the roll, while the Waimakariri electorate had the least with 351.

"Over 43,000 enrolled voters have moved house without updating their enrolment details," national manager of enrolment services Murray Wicks said in a statement today.

"We want all eligible New Zealanders correctly enrolled to vote. If you're not sure whether you're enrolled, now's the time to check."

While voting is not compulsory, it is a legal requirement to enrol to be registered on the electoral roll.
People could check their enrolment online at www.elections.org.nz, by calling 0800 36 76 56, or by checking electoral rolls at post shops and public libraries in their electorate.

To enrol, voters could free text their name and address to 3676, get a form from a post shop or free-phone 0800 36 76 56. They could also enrol or update their details online at www.elections.org.nz.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers
Opinion poll

Should the speed limit be raised to 110kmh on some roads?

Yes

No

Vote Result

Related story: 110kmh limit moves closer

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content