Elections 2016: early voting welcomed


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The countdown to Election Day is on and one of the most important ways you can take part in the decisions that shape your city is by voting and voting early.

Voting packs have been sent to enrolled voters and to make sure you get to have your say, the Council is urging people to get their voting documents in well before polls close.

To be counted, all completed voting documents must be in the hands of the electoral officer or an electoral official by noon Saturday 8 October 2016, but there is no harm in doing it sooner.

To make voting easier Hamilton City Council electoral officials will be out and about in various locations across Hamilton with ballot boxes.

There are a few ways you can vote early:

Hand to an electoral official at a pop up location

Visit the following places from Tuesday 27 September; Celebrating Age Centre, Transport Centre, Wintec, The University of Waikato, Waikato Hospital, Migrant Resource Centre, Western Community Centre and Ethnic Football Festival. Get details on dates and times at http://myhcc.nz/votinglocations


By post

Post your completed voting document in the orange freepost envelope no later than Wednesday 5 October 2016.

Drop off

Take your orange voting envelope to your nearest council office or library before 12 noon Saturday 8 October.

If you need help to read or mark your voting document, a friend, family member or electoral official can help you, but they can’t tell you who to vote for.

For more information.  http://myhcc.nz/votinglocations

Page reviewed: 27 Sep 2016 12:00am