Story: Voting rights

Getting on the electoral roll

Getting on the electoral roll

One in four people aged 18 to 24 were not on the electoral roll in 2008. Vanessa Numans (centre) was part of a national drive to enrol them. Because her birthday was in late November, while the election was in early November, Vanessa would not be able to vote, but she was enrolling eligible classmates at Botany Downs Secondary College.

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Neill Atkinson, 'Voting rights - 20th-century reforms', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/36441/getting-on-the-electoral-roll (accessed 10 December 2019)

Story by Neill Atkinson, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015