Vote and have your say

By Ilona Hanne

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Voting packs for the second referendum on the New Zealand flag should now be in the hands of all enrolled voters nationwide.

"If you're enrolled and your paper hasn't yet arrived, get in touch now to request a replacement paper," says Robert Peden, chief electoral officer.

"You can also request a replacement paper if you have spoiled, destroyed or lost your original."

"Replacement papers can only be issued until Monday 21 March, so if you haven't received your paper, contact us right away," he says.

"We want to make sure no enrolled voters miss out on the chance to have their say."

Only people who were correctly enrolled by March 2 this year are eligible to vote in the referendum.

Voting closes on March 24, and the Commission encourages voters to post their voting papers back by Monday, March 21 to make sure they arrive in time.

More information about voting in the referendum is available at 0800 36 76 56 and at

Replacement voting papers are available at

For more information about replacement papers, call 0800 36 76 56 (from within New Zealand) or +64 9 909 4182 (from overseas).

- Stratford Press

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