Fi­nal touches to vot­ing

Auckland City Harbour News - - News -

Fi­nal­is­ing vot­ing places and find­ing the staff to work on elec­tion day is now a pri­or­ity across Auck­land.

The elec­tion will be on Satur­day, Novem­ber 8, and Auck­land Cen­tral re­turn­ing of­fi­cer Wal­ter Wil­son says head­quar­ters in the 13 Auck­land elec­torates are up and run­ning.

“Now we know the elec­tion date our teams are fi­nal­is­ing the ad­vance vot­ing and polling places and ap­point­ing and train­ing the staff needed,” he says.

There will be about 50 ad­vance vot­ing places, 400 elec­tion day polling places and 3000 peo­ple work­ing on the day.

Any­one who wants to work at the elec­tion can get an ap­pli­ca­tion form from 0800-367-656 or by con­tact­ing the lo­cal elec­torate re­turn­ing of­fi­cer.

“On top of con­firm­ing where the polling places will be, we need to pro­vide ev­ery­thing from fur­ni­ture to sta­tionery to bal­lot pa­pers and bal­lot boxes,” Mr Wil­son says.

Ad­vance vot­ing be­gins on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 22. De­tails will be avail­able in peo­ple’s EasyVote in­for­ma­tion packs and from www.elec­ nz.

Any­one who will be over­seas on elec­tion day can vote be­fore they go, or once they are over­seas, they can down­load bal­lot pa­pers and fax them back or vote at an over­seas post.

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