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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

NEWS DIREC­TOR Julie Kaio, (09) 237 0410, 027 204 2958, julie.kaio@fair­fax­me­ AREA SALES MAN­AGER: Jason Dou­thett, 027 705 1512, jason.dou­thett@fair­fax­me­ SALES CON­SUL­TANT: Megan Vroegh, 027 204 2933, megan.vroegh@fair­fax­me­ REPORTER: Caitlin Wal­lace, (07) 849 9715, 027 886 5777, caitlin.wal­lace@fair­fax­me­ CLAS­SI­FIEDS: phone 0800 800 373, email tele­leads@waika­to­ DEAD­LINES: Clas­si­fied, Mon­day, 4pm; Run of pa­per, Thurs­day, 3pm. DIG­I­TAL EDI­TIONS: north­waika­ MISSED DE­LIV­ERY: www.fixmy­de­liv­, 0800 339 000.

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