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The Maori Rolls


Jeff Grant


In New Zealand a general election is held every three years, and it is compulsory for all qualified persons to be registered on an electoral roll. The country is divided up into 75 electorates, each containing about 20,000 eligible voters. There are at present over two million people recorded on the rolls, which are being continually updated to show new electors, changes of address, changes of name by marriage, and so on. The electoral rolls are published in soft-cover book form and can be inspected at most libraries and Post Offices throughout New Zealand. There is a National Microfiche Index used by the Post Office, but not available to the public, which lists all two-million-plus registered voters in alphabetical order, from Neta A'A to Stan ZYZALO.