Story: Elections and campaigns

Getting on the electoral roll, 2008 (4th of 4)

Getting on the electoral roll, 2008

An electoral enrolment official at Avondale markets in 2008 was part of a drive to get all eligible voters on the roll. Nationally, people aged 18–29 were 53% of those not on the electoral roll, but there were variations from one electorate to another. In the South Island electorates of Waitaki and Rangitātā, for example, voters between 30 and 39 and those over the age of 65 were most likely to be missing from the roll. Although voting is a personal choice, enrolling is legally required.

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Bryce Edwards, 'Elections and campaigns - Elections', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 11 December 2019)

Story by Bryce Edwards, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Jul 2016