Early voting under way
The first votes for the 2014 general election were cast last week. Election day is September 20, but early votes could be taken from September 3.
Times and opening hours will vary to suit local needs.
There will be special arrangements for some voters including:
– Mobile advance voting facilities in Christchurch;
– Electoral Commission
teams visiting hospitals, rest homes and remand centres to collect vote;
– Special voting services for New Zealanders at Antarctica and Raoul Island; and
– Dictation voting service for blind and low-vision voters.
Voting from overseas last Wednesday.
For candidate profiles for the Waikato electorate, turn to page 7.