With under a month to go until the New Zealand General Election it is important to skill up on how to enroll or vote. For those of you who are voting for the first time here are some tips on how it all works. And remember, your vote is your voice.
In New Zealand you must be on the electoral roll if you are eligible to enrol. You are qualified to enrol and vote if:
There are several ways you can enroll to vote including:
Don't delay, as time is running out to enroll.
The Government has a real impact on your everyday life. It shapes your country’s present and future. Voting in the General Election is a powerful way for you to influence who is responsible for making decisions about the services and issues that matter most to you. It’s an opportunity to have your say!
Saturday 23 September is the day! Put some time in the diary between 9am-7pm to visit a voting centre. To learn more about what will happen on the day check out this quick video.
Only you can decide that on the day but it is worth talking to friends and family and researching the different policies that each party and candidate stands for.
Helpful websites to visit include:
Published: 24 August 2017