Enrolment Stats

The has published some interesting stats on how many people in each age group are enrolled, compared to their estimated population.

The stats for NZ as a whole (they have them for each electorate) are:

  • 18 – 24 year olds – 75%
  • 25 – 29 84%
  • 30 – 34 92%
  • 35 – 64 98%
  • 65 – 69 97%
  • 70+ 95%

It is a pity the Electoral Commission doesn’t record centrally who actually voted when they do the scrutiny of the rolls, because then they could calculate the actual voting turnout for each age group, not just the enrolment percentage.

In my seat of Wellington Central, only 58% of under 25s are enrolled.

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