South Waikato vot­ers start hav­ing their say

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

With two weeks left to vote al­most 15 per cent of South Waikato’s el­i­gi­ble vot­ers have had their say.

As at Fri­day evening 2173 peo­ple had re­turned their vot­ing forms, this equates to 14.57 per cent.

The high­est turnout by per­cent­age is in the Ti­rau Ward where 230 vot­ing pa­pers were re­turned, equalling 15.9 per cent of el­i­gi­ble vot­ers.

In the Pu­taruru Ward 595, 14.1 per cent, have been re­turned while in the Toko­roa Ward the fig­ure is 1348 which equals 14.6 per cent.

Vot­ers have un­til Oc­to­ber 9 to re­turn their vot­ing pa­pers which were mailed out last week.

The vot­ing pa­pers in­clude forms for elect­ing the South Waikato District Mayor, coun­cil­lors, lo­cal En­vi­ron­ment Waikato rep­re­sen­ta­tive and Waikato District Health Board.

About 5800 peo­ple voted in the South Waikato at the last elec­tion. There are more than 15,000 peo­ple in the district on the elec­toral role.

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