Far North residents encouraged to participate in poll on Māori Wards

By Te Kāea
  • Northland

Far North residents are being encouraged to have their say in a Far North District Council poll looking at whether dedicated Māori wards should be established for the 2016-2019 local elections.

The Far North District Council released a statement informing residents of the area they have less than a week to participate in the poll.

According to the statement, “Election Services sent out voting documents to 38,936 voters late last month.  It had received 11,763 votes as of this morning, representing 30.2% of registered electors.” 

A large proportion of the Far North population is of Māori descent and the council says residents of the area only have until noon Tuesday the 17th of March to return their documents. The council also says if the information has not been received to contact them directly.

Voters can also hand-deliver completed voting documents or ask for special voting documents to be issued at Council service centres.