Voting papers out now
Decision time is almost upon the city’s eligible voters.
Voting papers for the local body elections have been posted and should be with most people now.
Papers were scheduled for delivery between last Friday and today and are to be filled out and returned by October 12.
Electoral officer Bruce Thomas urges Aucklanders not to leave their vote until the last minute and to make full use of website voteauckland.co.nz to help them make an informed decision.
‘‘We are entering one of the most exciting and challenging periods in Auckland’s history and it is important for voters to choose the candidates they think can make a difference in their communities,’’ Mr Thomas says.
The voting information website has profiles of all 470 candidates standing for mayor, governing body, local boards, district health boards and licensing trusts, he says.
‘‘It also has key information on the voting process and how people can make sure they don’t miss out.’’
The recommended last day to post papers to make sure they arrive in time is October 9.
Those who don’t receive voting papers by today should check they are enrolled by going to elections.org.nz or calling 0800 36 76 56.
If not, register by October 11 to be able to cast a special vote.
To cast a special vote, people will need to visit the Electoral Office at 45 Queen St, in the city.