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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