Key Points:

Free tickets to overseas All Black rugby games are on offer if you urge your overseas mates to vote in this year's general election.

In 2005 only 28,000 New Zealanders voted from overseas from the estimated 500,000 eligible.

To address the low turnout Kea New Zealand's Every Vote Counts campaign wants everyone to encourage eligible overseas Kiwis to enrol and vote.

Kea NZ is an independent society encouraging overseas New Zealanders to maintain and deepen their connections with home.

Chief executive Ivan Moss said that by entering a friend's email address at the website www.everyvotecounts.co.nz, people would have a chance to win pairs of tickets to the All Blacks playing Wales in Cardiff and England in London next month, and tickets to the All Blacks against Australia in Sydney and Melbourne next year.

There are also two pairs of tickets to see Dave Dobbyn in London on November 25.

Travel to events is not included.

Kea NZ was not immediately available to comment on how email addresses would be verified as belonging to overseas New Zealanders.

From today enrolled voters overseas can download voting papers online and vote. It is also not too late for Kiwis overseas to enrol.

New Zealand citizens are eligible to vote from anywhere in the world if they have visited New Zealand at any time in three years before election day.

Eligible voters can enrol online and download their voting papers online, and return the paperwork by fax or post.

A visit to an embassy or consulate is not necessary to enrol and vote.

- NZPA