South Waikato voters start having their say
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.