16 Nov 2011

More young Maori have enrolled this election

7:52 pm on 16 November 2011

With just over week before the country goes to the polls, the Electoral Enrolment Centre says 4000 more young Maori have enrolled for the first time since the last election in 2008.

It says 326,000 people between 18 and 24-years-of-age have signed up this time around, while only 322,000 had enrolled three years ago.

Meanwhile, the centre says 7564 Maori over the age of 24 will vote for the first time on 26 November.

It says data from 2008 for those over the age of 24-years-old couldn't be compared because it's no longer available.