Time is running out for Northlanders who haven't enrolled to vote in October's local body elections and the Electoral Commission is urging people to act quickly if they want to make voting easy.

"You will only get your voting papers sent to you if are enrolled by tomorrow," said Chief Electoral Officer Robert Peden.

"Do it now. Enrolling is easy, and it will make voting in the local elections much more simple."

Voting papers can only be posted automatically to those enrolled by tomorrow. Those who enrol after then will need to cast a special vote, and will need to contact their council for voting papers.

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"There are still thousands of people who need to enrol now or they will miss out on getting their local election voting papers sent to them," Mr Peden said.

Enrolling or updating enrolment involves simply filling in a new enrolment form. These are available online at www.elections.org.nz, or by calling 0800 36 76 56, freetexting your name and address to 3676, or visiting any PostShop.