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Voting Steady In By-Election

April 7, 7006

Voting Steady In By-Election

Several hundred votes are being received every day in a by-election being held to fill a vacancy on the Waitakere City Council.

The by-election in the Waitakere ward was forced by the resignation of Mr Pat Booth due to ill health. Electoral officer Darryl Griffin says that interest amongst voters is relatively high, with more than 15% of votes returned within the first few days.

Almost 3500 votes had been received as of today (7 April 2006). There are 21,725 eligible voters in the Waitakere ward. Return statistics are available on a daily basis on: www.electionz.com/elections/waitakere/returns.htm

Candidates for election are:

- Carl Harding
- June Kearney
- Christine Shepherd
- Gary Stewart
- Denise Yates

A brief profile of each candidate is included with voting papers, which were posted to eligible voters last week.

Completed papers must be posted back, and received by the returning officer, by no later than noon on Friday, 21 April. Completed voting forms can also be hand-delivered to the Civic Centre at 6 Waipareira Ave, Henderson.

Eligible voters who are not on the electoral roll can also place a special vote at the Civic Centre during normal office hours.

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