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Dunedin Voting Paper Returns

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Daily return of voting papers for Dunedin City Council

Daily return of voting papers for other 2016 Local Elections

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Election Year. This post is offered in the public interest.

*Image: screenshot tweaked by whatifdunedin – click to enlarge

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‘Focus on getting the right people elected here’ #Dunedin

ODT 3.10.16 (page 8)

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Election candidates’ names and profiles:

DCC & Community Boards
http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/your-council/electoral-information/elections-to-be-held-and-nominations-dunedin-city-council

ORC
http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/your-council/electoral-information/elections-to-be-held-and-nominations-orc

Voting Paper Returns
Since voting opened information on numbers of votes returned each day has been made available:

Daily return of voting papers for Dunedin City Council

Daily return of voting papers for other 2016 Local Elections

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

Election Year. This post is offered in the public interest.

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Election survey: Dunedin mayoralty

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The Otago Daily Times and the University of Otago have combined forces to produce a survey —

Who are you voting for in the Dunedin mayoral election ?
Who will win the Dunedin mayoralty ?

Survey results will be published in the newspaper and online next week.

█ To take part, go to https://www.odt.co.nz/ and scroll down the home page to find the survey.

N O T E

How to “see” the survey at ODT Online in order to “vote”….you may need to register and log in at their website if you haven’t done so already. A couple of people have initially reported that they can’t see the survey by desktop or tablet.

It’s free to register at ODT Online – from memory, it takes your name and contact details only. Go to the top righthand menu at ODT Online and scroll down to where it says Login/Register, click on this and follow directions.

The survey is independently hosted at the University of Otago. Your login details given to ODT Online are not shared with the survey hosts!

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

Election Year. This post is offered in the public interest.

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DCC Voting Paper Returns

Voting Paper Returns – check these out daily

Once voting opens information on numbers of votes returned each day will be available:

Find out the daily return of voting papers for the Dunedin City Council

Find out the daily return of voting papers for other 2016 Local Elections

Check out election candidates’ names and profiles here:

DCC & Community Boards
http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/your-council/electoral-information/elections-to-be-held-and-nominations-dunedin-city-council

ORC
http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/your-council/electoral-information/elections-to-be-held-and-nominations-orc

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Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

Election Year. This post is offered in the public interest.

*Image: electionz.com

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Stuff: Roughly one million didn’t turn out #derision14

The official election results will be announced on October 4

3 Keys vote [radionz.co.nz] bw

### Stuff Last updated 16:03 21/09/2014
Voter turnout near record low
By Charlie Mitchell
Roughly a million people didn’t show up to vote for Saturday’s election, making it one of New Zealand’s worst turnouts in the last century. An estimated 77.04 per cent of enrolled voters took part in the election, slightly higher than the 74.2 per cent turnout in 2011, which was the worst in percentage terms since before women got the right to vote in 1893.

This year’s result still ranks as the third-worst turnout in the last 100 years, with the number of non-voters almost tallying to the number of votes that went to National.

The estimated results are based on the 2,405,652 votes received before voting closed, which includes nearly 300,000 special votes that are yet to be counted. Voter turnout has been on a downward slide since the 1960s, when it consistently reached 90 per cent. It has declined in each election since the advent of MMP, with the exception of 2002.
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*Image: radionz.co.nz – Keys vote (detail)

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Election Night

Tweet from Jared Savage (@jaredsavageNZH) 20.9.14 11.13 pm

█ Key says he will lead a government that governs for all New Zealanders

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Prime Minister John Key’s National Party has won a third term with an unprecedented govern-alone victory in the general election.

National won 48 percent of the party vote, giving it 62 seats in the 121-member parliament.

It’s the first time since MMP was introduced in 1996 that any party has held a majority without needing coalition partners.

█ Key: The issues that matter

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Kim Choe (@kimchoe) tweeted at 10:56 PM on Sat, Sep 20, 2014:
Kim Dotcom blames himself: “I’m sorry to say this, but we lost because of me”. Read more: http://t.co/JHw6TkMNgG #decision14
(https://twitter.com/kimchoe/status/513280476547543040)

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*Images: Jared Savage (@jaredsavageNZH) at Twitter [screenshot]; mediaworks.co.nz – (TV3) Decision 14 – Live Stream, John Campbell and John Key PM [screenshot]; Internet Party (@InternetPartyNZ) at Twitter [screenshot]

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Exercise your right to VOTE

### ODT Online Thu, 3 Oct 2013
Alarm at low voter turnout
By Chris Morris
There are calls for online voting to be fast-tracked as Dunedin City Council voting returns slump towards a record low in this year’s local body elections. The idea was raised by Local Government New Zealand president Lawrence Yule as voter returns for the DCC election crawled to 11.7% by yesterday afternoon.
With 10 days until postal voting closes at noon on October 12, the figure is well down on the same point in the past two DCC elections.
In 2010, 21.12% of voters had responded by now, and in 2007, returns stood at 18.09%. In both cases, last-minute rushes saw returns reaching 52.96% (2010) and 47.47% (2007).
However, this year’s results were shaping as a record low, at least in recent memory, although another last-minute rush was possible, Dunedin electoral officer Pam Jordan said.
Mr Yule told the Otago Daily Times the returns to date in Dunedin were a ”worry” and underscored the need to move towards online voting.
Dunedin’s results appear to be at odds with most other local authorities across Otago, where returns to date are similar to the 2010 election.
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Dunedin electoral information via the DCC website:
http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/your-council/electoral-information

DCC Candidates —Mayor, Councillors, Community Boards

ORC Candidates

SDHB Candidates

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