18 Nov 2013

Referendum papers in the post

4:43 pm on 18 November 2013

Ballot papers for a referendum on the Government's asset sales agenda are being posted.

More than 3 million voting papers will begin arriving in letter boxes on Friday.

The referendum asks the question: Do you support the Government selling up to 49% of Meridian Energy, Mighty River Power, Genesis Power, Solid Energy and Air New Zealand?

Chief Electoral Officer Robert Peden says voting is by post only, so voters must be enrolled by Thursday to receive papers.