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The lo­cal elec­tions are now less than three weeks away.

Porirua nor­mally has a very low voter turnout. There is a lot of ap­a­thy about the elec­tions and how much im­pact the coun­cil has on our day to day lives, es­pe­cially among young vot­ers.

Lo­cal govern­ment im­pacts our wa­ter, li­braries, roads, parks, swim­ming pools, events, drains and more. If you value your com­mu­nity, then you need to vote for the per­son you be­lieve will keep it the great place it is, or even make it bet­ter.

We also need to start telling our chil­dren that their vote mat­ters as well. Much re­search shows that the ear­lier peo­ple start to vote the more likely they are to keep vot­ing.

Many of you will have al­ready re­ceived vot­ing pa­pers and we all have un­til noon on Oc­to­ber 8 to re­turn them. Don’t leave it un­til the last minute.

I en­cour­age you all to have your say.

- AmyJack­man

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