The polls are open and it’s time to get ticking, New Zealand! It doesn’t matter if you’re left, right or somewhere in between, what does matter is that you head along to a polling booth and practice your democratic rights.
Election day is less than a fortnight away (September 23 FYI) and, at last count, 250,000 Kiwis aged between 18 and 29 still hadn’t enrolled to vote. That’s quarter of a million of you—c’mon, guys!
To give you some voting-spiration, VICE NZ has teamed up a bunch of democracy-lovin’ businesses to give epic discounts to enrolled voters. Yep, check you’re enrolled here, take a screenshot and free fries are all yours!
That’s right, your precious screenshot will score you free fries at both Burger Burger and Lord of the Fries with any burger purchase—it’s that easy. Voting doesn’t taste much better than this, amiright?
But it’s more than free fries up for grabs—some of Auckland’s finest brands are on board with the rad initiative. Coco’s Cantina are offering free (yes, FREE!) pasta to voters between 5pm and 6pm from Monday to Friday. Eighthirty Coffee will give you 50 cents off your morning brew, while The Midnight Baker will hook you up with a free coffee for every meal purchased.
There’s also a bunch of online discounts. Think 15% off Karen Walker, 20% off Iko Iko and 10% off Good As Gold. Heck, the list of hookups is seemingly endless with even more businesses being added over the next few days.
Our advice? Don’t delay any longer—enrol NOW. If it’s your first time voting or you’ve moved since last election, update your deets here—it literally takes a minute of your time. Send ya signed paper off or pop into a post office and hey presto, free fries are yours!
What: VICE NZ’s epic hook-ups for enrolling to vote
Where: Various venues Auckland-wide
When: From now until September 22
For more info on VICE’s voting incentives, click here.