News & Media Archive

  • Txts set enrolment request record

    Media releases

    Text messages are being credited for record numbers of people seeking forms to enrol to vote at this year's General Election.

    For the first time the Electoral Enrolment Centre has introduced widespread text messaging for people to request an enrolment form as part of its 2005 Enrolment Update Campaign.

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  • Party and logo registration decisions announced

    News items

    The Electoral Commission resolved on 13 May 2005 to register: WIN Party, allowing it to contest the party vote at a general election, a party logo for 99 MP Party, a substitute logo for The New Zealand National Party.

    The commission also cancelled the party registration of Mana Māori Motuhake at the party's request.

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  • Young people don't care about voting: Yeah right!

    Media releases

    Young New Zealanders are putting their hands up to be counted at this year's General Election, if new figures are anything to go by.

    "The number of 17 year olds who have signed up to be automatically enrolled to vote once they turn 18 has doubled since the start of the year," says Murray Wicks, National Manager of the Electoral Enrolment Centre.

    Approximately 8,000 young people were provisionally enrolled in January this year, that's climbed to over 16,000 today.

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  • Have you missed out on crucial enrol to vote information?

    Media releases

    The Electoral Enrolment Centre is making a plea to New Zealanders to check whether they have received an Enrolment Update Pack - because it could make the difference between whether they can or can't vote at this year's General Election.

    The Electoral Enrolment Centre has announced that its major mail out of 2.75 million personalised Enrolment Update Packs to people across the country is now complete.

     

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  • Electoral enrolment update campaign gets underway

    Media releases

    Prime Minister Helen Clark today attended the launch of the Electoral Enrolment Centre's campaign to encourage people to enrol for this year's general election. 

    Personalised Enrolment Update Packs are being processed by New Zealand Post and will be delivered by posties to 2.75 million people from tomorrow. (Monday 2 May)

    "Every voter who is currently enrolled should check their mail over the next few days for their personal Enrolment Update Pack. Each pack contains information about how people can ensure that they are correctly enrolled to vote," Helen Clark said.

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