News & Media Archive

  • New tool to make voting at the 2005 general election easier for Deaf and hearing impaired

    Media releases

    The Chief Electoral Office has made voting easier for the Deaf and hearing impaired, with the production of a sign language DVD about voting.

    The Office has worked with the Deaf Association of New Zealand to develop the 2005 General Election sign language DVD.

    "We have three priorities in our action plan for voters with disabilities.  These are to improve communication, make voting more accessible and improve disability awareness training for staff," says Chief Electoral Officer, David Henry.

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  • 16,000 people needed to work on election day - 17 September

    Media releases

    The Chief Electoral Office is seeking 16,000 people to work on Election Day, 17 September, as part of its preparations for the 2005 General Election.

    "We need thousands of Election Day staff to ensure polling places run smoothly and people can cast their votes quickly and easily," says Chief Electoral Officer David Henry.

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  • Election day countdown to getting enrolled

    Media releases

    The equivalent of all the residents of five New Zealand provincial cities still are not enrolled to vote at this year's 17 September election, the Electoral Enrolment Centre revealed today.

    "The announcement of this year's election date gives New Zealanders just three weeks to get on the printed electoral rolls used on Election Day," says Electoral Enrolment Centre National Manager, Murray Wicks.

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  • General election preparations in full swing

    Media releases

    The Chief Electoral Office's preparations for a general election on Saturday 17 September are well under way. 

    "We are in the process of securing about 2,700 polling places and recruiting around 16,000 people to work on Election Day," says Chief Electoral Officer David Henry.

    The EasyVote card introduced for the 2002 general election will be used again this year. 

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