No pack no vote

by Anonymous Author

Selwyn 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 this year’s general election.

Over three million personalised enrolment packs were sent to voters across the country last week to check they are correctly enrolled.

“If you haven’t received an enrolment update pack it means you aren’t correctly enrolled or need to update your details,” Chief Electoral Officer Alicia Wright said.

“Every year thousands of voters are removed from the electoral roll because they’ve changed address but haven’t updated their details with us.

“So if they’ve moved house, they need to make sure they’re enrolled at the right address.”

Ms Wright is also encouraging Selwyn residents to contact other family members to ensure they are enrolled to have their say in this September’s election. 

Voters who are correctly enrolled by August 23 will be sent a personalised EasyVote card in September which will make voting quicker.

People can enrol or update their details at www.elections.org.nz, pick up an enrolment form at a PostShop, or request a form by calling 0800 36 76 56 or texting their name and address to 3676.