FROM THE EDITOR
I do hope all those eligible in the North Waikato exercised their democratic right and visited a polling station to have their say on New Zealand’s political future on Saturday, Election Day.
Preliminary results show that 2,179,668 voters made their ticks count on September 24, and special declaration votes are still to be counted - estimated at 384,072 (15 per cent of total votes).
This includes an estimated 61,375 overseas and dictation votes.
So the total estimated votes (those counted on election night plus estimated special votes to be counted) is 2,563,740.
Voter turnout for the 2017 General Election is estimated to be 78.8 per cent - this compares with a final 77.9 per cent turnout of those enrolled in 2014.
So it appears polling is up slightly since the last election.
We hope you enjoy our election coverage in today’s paper - see P3 and P4 - for local results in the Waikato and Hauraki-Waikato electorates.
Julie Kaio News Director
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