26 Jun 2014

Young New Zealanders slow to enrol

1:33 pm on 26 June 2014

Almost one third of eligible voters under the age of 30 had yet to enrol to vote in September's General Election as of May 31, Stuff.co.nz reports.

a character from 30 rock saying "I never know enough to make an informed decision".

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The website reports data released this month by the Electoral Commission, using population figures from last year's census, which estimates that just 71.9 per cent of New Zealand's eligible voters under the age of 30 were enrolled to vote on that date, compared to 94 per cent for eligible voters 30 or older.

The Wireless looked at voting earlier this month, including visualisations using the Commission’s data by Stella Blake-Kelly. And you can sign up to come along to out panel discussion on voting here