Early vot­ing from to­day

Auckland City Harbour News - - News -

Peo­ple who can’t get to a polling booth on elec­tion day can cast their vote early over the next fort­night.

Ad­vance vot­ing opens to­day and closes on Novem­ber 7.

There will be 50 ad­vance vot­ing places around the Auck­land re­gion for peo­ple who may be work­ing, go­ing over­seas or can­not vote for any other rea­son on elec­tion day, Novem­ber 8.

Auck­land cen­tral elec­torate re­turn­ing of­fi­cer Wal­ter Wil­son says staff will also be vis­it­ing resthomes and hos­pi­tals to en­sure all res­i­dents have the chance to vote.

“We want to make vot­ing as easy and ac­ces­si­ble as pos­si­ble for peo­ple,” he says.

“Pro­vid­ing ac­ces­si­ble places to make an ad­vance vote is part of that ac­tiv­ity.”

Ad­vance votes can be cast at the Auck­land Cen­tral elec­torate head­quar­ters at 234 Hob­son St, AUT’s Welles­ley St cam­pus, Level 2, WC Build­ing, the Grey Lynn Com­mu­nity Cen­tre at 510 Rich­mond Rd and the All Saints Angli­can Church at 284 Pon­sonby Rd.

For open­ing days and hours visit the web­site www.elec­tions. org.nz/vot­ing/voting­info.

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