Last week for Maori representation poll

Monday 14 May 2012, 12:12PM
By Wairoa District Council


Voters are reminded they only have until Saturday to have their say in a poll to determine whether or not Wairoa District Council will have dedicated Maori Seats.

So far only 39.5 percent of electors have returned their voting documents, which should have arrived in the post boxes of those on the electoral roll several weeks ago.

WDC Administration Manager/Electoral Officer James Baty said it was important that everyone returned their documents on time, as no votes would be counted once the polling booth closed.

“This is a legally binding poll being conducted under the strictest of regulations. Those who want to have a say need to do so promptly,” he said.

Polling is scheduled to close at 12 noon on Saturday, May 19, with preliminary results expected to be announced soon after. The outcome of the poll will be binding for the next two triennial general elections of the Wairoa District Council.