Declining voter turnout is an issue in Aotearoa's politics- but even when voter turnout was high the authorities wanted to make sure everyone was enrolled. This advertising slide would have been screened in cinemas alongside commercial advertising and ads for upcoming movies. With the average Kiwi making seventeen trips to the cinema a year in 1960, this was one of the best ways to reach an audience.
This slide bears the markings of 'Screens Advertising Limited'- one of the two main providers of cinema advertising. It's competitor, 'Dominion Screens Limited', was part of Amalgamated Cinemas and only serviced Amalgamated chain theatres. 'Screens Advertising Limited' looked after the second big chain (Kerridge-Oden) and the smaller independent theatres such as Foxton's Coronation Hall. By the late 1950s, 'Dominion Screens Limited' offered to screen short films for advertisers as well. As early as 1940, 'Screens Advertising Limited' had Art Directors to help advertisers design their slides..