Get­ting elec­tion savvy

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS -

If you are new to New Zealand and un­sure about how to vote in the Novem­ber elec­tion, get along to a free talk in Porirua this month.

Peo­ple can learn about the New Zealand elec­toral sys­tem and the Novem­ber elec­tions and ref­er­en­dum on Thurs­day, Au­gust 18, at the Whi­tireia Com­mu­nity Polytech­nic Lec­ture Theatre. The pre­sen­ters are reg­is­trar of elec­tors Toni Weir and Mana Elec­torate re­turn­ing of­fi­cer Bren­dan Wil­son.

They will dis­cuss en­rolling, the New Zealand vot­ing sys­tem, the ref­er­en­dum in re­la­tion to the vot­ing sys­tem, and what the other op­tions are if the out­come of the ref­er­en­dum is to change from the MMP vot­ing sys­tem.

The session runs from 9.30am un­til 10.30am. The pre­sen­ters will use big screens to aid un­der­stand­ing, if English is your sec­ond lan­guage.

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Set­tle­ment Sup­port co-or­di­na­tor An­nette Woods on 237 3578.

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