Make sure you're enrolled, Geraldine residents urged

20:34, Aug 27 2012

Geraldine residents are being urged to check they are on the electoral roll, or to sign up now if they want to have their say in the coming ward by-election.

Nominations are open for the vacancy left by the death of district councillor and Timaru deputy mayor Michael Oliver earlier this month. A postal vote will be held on November 9 if there is more than one nomination for the position.

"All eligible people will need to enrol or update their enrolment details by September 20 to vote in the by-election,” Waitaki and Rangitata electorates' registrar of electors, Carol Johnston, said yesterday.

If you have changed your name, address or any other detail, your enrolment details need to be updated.

People enrolled on either general or Maori electoral rolls are eligible to vote in the by-election.

“Only those people who are correctly enrolled will receive voting papers in the mail and be able to have a say in the election," Mrs Johnston said.

Enrolment forms are available by calling 0800 36 76 56, by freetexting your name and address to 3676, from any PostShop, or by requesting or downloading one from the elections website You can update your details by going online to or filling in a change of address form at any PostShop.

Enrolling to vote in the Parliamentary elections automatically enrols people living in the Geraldine ward for the by-election. People can also check their enrolment details on the electoral roll at any PostShop, courthouse or public library.


The Timaru Herald