Vot­ers visit elec­tion booths early

South Waikato News - - Your Local News - ROBERT STEVEN

Ad­vance vot­ing was very pop­u­lar in the Taupo¯ elec­torate, with 577 more peo­ple cast­ing ad­vance votes [17,488] than those who voted on Satur­day [16,911 peo­ple].

Voter turnout was 70.7 per cent, with 34,542 of 48,915 en­rolled vot­ers on the Gen­eral Roll cast­ing their vote.

Fifty-six per cent of vot­ers [19,136] cast a party vote for the Na­tional party, com­pared with 46 per cent na­tion­wide.

The Labour party re­ceived 28 per cent of party votes [9618],

‘‘Fifty-six per cent of [Taupo¯ elec­torate] vot­ers cast a party vote for the Na­tional Party...’’ Elec­toral Com­mis­sion

while NZ First re­ceived 3126 votes [9 per cent] in the Taupo¯ elec­torate

The Green Party got 1104 votes [3 per cent], the Op­por­tu­ni­ties Party got 675 votes [2 per cent] the Ma¯ori Party got 210 votes [1 per cent] and the NZ Out­doors Party got 52 votes [0.15 per cent].

The Labour party was the favourite in the Wa­iariki Ma¯ ori elec­torate, gain­ing 58 per cent of the 18,813 votes cast, with 10,843 votes.

The Ma¯ ori Party re­ceived 20 per cent [3752], NZ First got 8 per cent and the Na­tional Party got 5 per cent of party votes [939 votes] cast in the Wa­iariki Elec­torate.

The Elec­toral Com­mis­sion aims to have the of­fi­cial vote counts pub­lished on Satur­day 7 Oc­to­ber.

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