Enrol to Vote for the City You Love

5 July 2010

Wellingtonians are being urged to take the first step in voting for the city they love by making sure they are enrolled to vote.

Everyone who is enrolled to vote will be sent an enrolment update pack in the mail this week. Anyone who doesn't get one by Thursday 8 July isn't enrolled and will need to enrol or update their details.

Wellington City Council Electoral Officer Ross Bly says Electoral Enrolment Centre figures show that around 15,000 eligible Wellington City voters aren't enrolled. "Wellington City is one of the worst enrolled cities in the country. That's 15,000 potential votes that won't count because people aren't enrolled. Make sure this isn't you or people you know," says Mr Bly.

"Come on Wellington - you've got to be enrolled to vote for the city you love. All you need to do is check that you get an enrolment update pack in the mail and if you or anyone in your household doesn't then you need to get enrolled."

Being enrolled means you get to vote in the Wellington City Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council and Capital & Coast District Health Board elections, which will be held on 9 October. Postal voting papers will be delivered between 17 - 22 September and voters will have until 12 noon 9 October to get their vote in.

Enrolment forms are available from the Elections website, by free texting your name and address to 3676, from any PostShop or by calling 0800 ENROL NOW (0800 36 76 56). You can also check your details and enrol online at the website:

Elections New Zealand website