A total of 35.1 percent of eligible Wairoa Local Body election voting papers have now been returned.
This represents around 1950 of the 5563 enrolled electors.
As of this afternoon (Thursday, October 6) voting returns were less than half a percent down on the 2019 return figure when 35.4% of voting papers had been returned for the same period of time.
So far, 1275, or 39.8%, of voting papers returned have been for the General Ward and 675, 28.6%, for the Māori Ward.
Voting papers need to be returned by midday this Saturday, October 8. Due to mail delays voters are urged to please return their completed voting papers into the secure voting box at the Wairoa District Council, rather than relying on the postal system.
Anyone who would like to vote but hasn’t received their voting papers should call into the Wairoa District Council office on Queen Street or contact the electoral officer, Juanita Savage, by phoning 06 838 7309, so a special vote can be arranged.
7 October 2022
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