Encouraging enrolling and voting

NZPA reports on how the is encouraging the 250,000 people not enrolled to do so, so they can vote. 16,396 votes were disqualified in 2005 as people were not enrolled.

I am a big fan of everyone eligible to vote, doing so. But maybe we can look at how best to promote enrolment and voting. Below are the official advertisements in NZ for enrolling:

All very worthy. But now check out this US advertisement promoting enrolment and voting:

I don’t think one needs to do a poll, to work out which one will be most effective at getting the attention of young people (who are the largest segment of non voters). I’m sure some NZ celebrities would be willing to help out for a good cause!

Hat Tip for Alba ad: The Standard

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