200,000 people missing from electoral roll

The final printed electoral roll has 200,000 people missing from it with 89,000 of those aged between 18 and 24 years, Electoral Enrolment Centre manager Murray Wicks said today.

"One in five young people are leaving it up to their parents, grandparents or mates to decide about their future by failing to enrol to vote for the November 8 general election," Mr Wicks said today.

"We are getting more and more people enrolled as we get closer to election day - with 93.6 per cent or 2.936 million enrolled and ready to vote."

As at Writ Day October 8:

* 202,463 people were not enrolled;

* 224,305 people were enrolled on the Maori roll; and

* 78.3 per cent of 18- 24-year-olds were enrolled, compared with the best enrolled age group of 50- 59-year-olds with 97.8 per cent enrolled.

People can continue to enrol to vote in the run up to the election.

Voters can get an enrolment form by freetexting their name and address to 3676, going online to www.elections.org.nz, calling 0800 36 76 56 or picking one up from a PostShop.

People can enrol or update their enrolment details at www.elections.org.nz as well.

- NZPA

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