Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

Three Tips For Making Voting Easier

MEDIA RELEASE

Thursday 6 November 2008 Chief Electoral Office Ministry of Justice

Three Tips For Making Voting Easier On Saturday 8 November

The Chief Electoral Office is giving voters three tips to make voting easier on Election Day, Saturday 8 November.

Take your EasyVote card with you when you vote. It will make voting easier. If you can, vote at a polling place listed in your EasyVote information pack. Go with a friend or family member if that would help.

"On Saturday 8 November close to three million people get their chance to vote at around 2,700 polling places across the country," says Robert Peden, Chief Electoral Officer. "We do everything we can to make the process easy and accessible."

New Zealanders can vote in any polling place in the country - but voting in their electorate on Election Day is the easiest way to vote.

"Vote close to home at a polling place listed in your EasyVote pack. This will avoid you having to cast a special declaration vote, which can take five times longer.

"Take your EasyVote card with you if you have one. All you need to do is hand it over when you get to the polling place, and you will get your ballot paper in return," says Mr Peden.

People can still vote without their EasyVote card, but it will take longer.

Polling places are open from 9.00am until 7.00pm. The busiest times are usually between 9.00am and 11.00am. Polling places close at 7.00pm sharp.

"Polling places have been located at convenient places in each community to help make voting accessible," says Mr Peden.

"People are welcome to go with friends and family when they vote. Sometimes this can be helpful for voters who have English as a second language.

"If you've got children take them with you so they get to see what happens on Election Day," says Mr Peden.

The largest polling place - expected to have the most voters - is the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington. The northern most polling place is Te Hapua School in Te Hapua. The southern most polling place is Halfmoon Bay School on Stewart Island.

"If you can't get to a polling place on Election Day because you are sick or have a disability contact your local Returning Officer. They may be able to help arrange to get your ballot paper to you," says Mr Peden.

More information about where and where to vote is available from www.elections.org.nz.

On election night the results will be available from www.electionresults.govt.nz.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Back Again: Government Approves TPP11 Mandate

The Government has approved a negotiating mandate for Trans-Pacific Partnership 11 (TPP11), which will ensure New Zealand businesses remain competitive in overseas markets.

Trade Minister Todd McClay says New Zealand will be pushing for the minimal number of changes possible to the original TPP agreement, something that the remaining TPP11 countries have agreed on. More>>

ALSO:

.

 
 

Gordon Campbell: On Why Labour Isn’t Responsible For Barnaby Joyce

As a desperate Turnbull government tries to treat the Barnaby Joyce affair as a Pauline Hanson fever dream – blame it on the foreigners! We’re the victims of the dastardly New Zealand Labour Party! – our own government has chosen to further that narrative, and make itself an accomplice. More>>

ALSO:

Rail: Greens Back Tauranga – Hamilton – Auckland Service

The Green Party today announced that it will trial a passenger rail service between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga starting in 2019, when it is in government. More>>

ALSO:

Housing: Voluntary Rental Warrant Of Fitness For Wellington

Wellington City Council is partnering with the University of Otago, Wellington, to launch a voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness for minimum housing standards in Wellington, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>

ALSO:

Treaty: Agreement In Principle Signed With Moriori

“The Crown acknowledges Moriori was left virtually landless from 1870, hindering its cultural, social and economic development. The Crown also acknowledges its contribution to the myths that the people of Moriori were racially inferior and became extinct." More>>

ALSO:

Susan Devoy: Call For Inquiry Into State Abuse Reaches UN

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy is in Geneva and has asked a United Nations committee to urge the New Zealand government to initiate an inquiry into the physical and sexual abuse of children and disabled people held in state institutions. More>>

ALSO:

(Not National): Cross-Party Agreement On Pike River Re-Entry

The commitment was signed this afternoon by the leaders of Labour, United Future, The Maori Party, and the Green Party and, together with the earlier commitment by New Zealand First, means that there is now a Parliamentary majority behind the families’ fight for truth and justice. More>>

ALSO:

Earlier:

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election