22 Sep 2017

Many Cook Islanders may be eligible to vote in NZ election

9:15 am on 22 September 2017

The New Zealand High Commission in Rarotonga says many Cook Islanders who are eligible to vote in Saturday's general election in New Zealand don't realise they're entitled to do so.

The High Commission's first secretary Sarah Short told the Cook Islands News that people who have previously lived in New Zealand and were enrolled to vote are still able to cast a ballot.

Ms Short said if Cook Islanders were not sure if they are on the New Zealand electoral roll they could check online.

She said voters can re-enroll at the High Commission and vote at the same time up until four o'clock on Friday afternoon.

More votes have been cast in the Cooks so far this year than for the previous election.