Last Chance to Take Part in the Referendum

Media releases 2013 Citizens Initiated Referendum

The Electoral Commission is reminding voters to post back their voting papers for the 2013 Citizens Initiated Referendum.

“To have your say in the referendum you need to get your voting papers in the post by this Thursday 12 December,” says Robert Peden, Chief Electoral Officer.

“If you want to take part, post your papers back today,” Mr Peden says.

The referendum asks voters the question: “Do you support the Government selling up to 49% of Meridian Energy, Mighty River Power, Genesis Power, Solid Energy and Air New Zealand?"

As of Friday 6 December 1,126,448 voting papers had been received by the Returning Officer.

More information about voting in the citizens initiated referendum is available at 0800 36 76 56 and at