Now is your time to choose

Publish Date
Thursday, 22 March 2018, 2:21PM
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What’s this about?

The Māori Electoral Option is a chance for anyone who is of Māori descent and who is enrolled to vote to choose which electoral roll they want to be on - the Māori roll or the General roll

So what does this mean??

It’s an important choice. It affects who you can vote for to represent you and your area in Parliament.  You choice of roll may influence the number of Māori and General electorates.  The number of Māori enrolled on the Māori roll could mean that the number of Māori electorates increases, decreases or stays the same.

So who’s going to represent me???

Depends on whether you choose to be on the general roll or the Māori roll.

If you choose to be on the General roll, you will vote for a candidate in a General electorate at the next two general elections.

If you choose the Māori roll, you will vote for a candidate in a Māori electorate at the next two general elections.

You can vote for the same list of political parties regardless of which roll you choose to be on.

Real talk – now’s your time to choose which electoral roll you want to be on. Choose which roll to go onto if it’s you first time enrolling or, if you’re already enrolled, to either stay on the roll you are on or to change rolls. Talk to friends and whānau about what this means to you and if you haven’t already GET ENROLLED!

You need to make your choice by the 2nd of August 2018.

Visit maorioption.org.nz for more information.

Māori Roll or General Roll – now’s your time to choose.