Your vote counts: How and where to have your say in Election 2011 in the Wakatipu

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 Election Day – Where & When 

  • Polling places open this Saturday 9am-7pm – busiest time 9-11am
  • Arrowtown: Arrowtown School
  • Frankton: Queenstown Events Centre and St Margaret’s Church Hall, cnr Kawarau Rd and Ross St
  • Glenorchy: Primary school
  • Kelvin Heights: Lakeland Park Christian Camp
  • Kingston: Fire Brigade meeting room
  • Queenstown: Memorial Hall and Queenstown Primary

Can’t Make Saturday? Vote In Advance 

  • Tonight (Thurs) 4-8pm: Memorial Hall, Queenstown and Frankton’s St Margaret’s Church Hall, cnr Kawarau Rd and Ross St
  • Tomorrow (Fri) 10am-4pm: Memorial Hall, Queenstown and Frankton’s St Margaret’s Church Hall.

How To Vote

  • Take your EasyVote card to a polling place for your Ballot Paper 
  • You can still vote without your EasyVote card but it will take longer
  • Everyone has two votes – for the political party you most want to see in Parliament and for the candidate you most want to represent your electorate
  • In a private polling booth, tick your chosen political party and your chosen electorate candidate
  • There’s also a referendum on the voting system – you’ll be asked whether you want to retain the present MMP system – and if you do wish to replace MMP, which of four other voting systems you’d choose.

Special Votes

  • If you weren’t enrolled as a voter by October 26, you can still have your say with a Special Vote
  • Go to a polling place on Saturday and ask for a special declaration form and your Ballot Paper.