July 18, 2013
Less than week to go for Māori electoral option
The clock is ticking for people who may want to switch to the Māori roll.
The Māori electoral option ends next Wednesday.
Murray Wicks, the national manager of enrolment services, says it will be another five years before voters get the chance to switch between the Māori and general rolls.
While the Ikaroa-Rāwhiti by-election inspired a number of first time voters to sign up to the Māori roll, the overall increase in the Māori roll is unlikely to be enough to generate an extra Māori seat.
If people have lost their option pack or didn't receive one, they can get a new option form by going online to elections.org.nz, calling 0800 36 76 56 or going to a Post shop.
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