Voting deadline looms

by Paul Campbell

With just a few days left until voting closes in the local elections, Selwyn voters are being urged to get their votes in to be received by the council by 12 noon on Saturday October 12.

“There’s still time to vote, but it’s a good idea for people to plan ahead to get their papers in,” says deputy electoral officer Stephen Hill. “If people are posting their votes, they should post early in the week to be sure the papers reach us in time, or drop voting papers into the council offices in Rolleston, or one of our libraries or council facilities. “We have ballot box locations across the district.

Voting will be available at the council’s Rolleston offices, at the Darfield, Leeston, Lincoln and Rolleston libraries, Selwyn Aquatic Centre, Lincoln Event Centre and West Melton Community Centre during normal open hours all week, and on Saturday up to 12 midday.

People who are eligible to vote but haven’t received voting papers, or who have moved since they last enrolled, can apply for a special vote by contacting the Council on 347 2800 or email electoral.officer@selwyn.govt.nz.

Voters can also apply for a special vote at the Darfield, Leeston, Lincoln and Rolleston libraries during open hours.

Preliminary results for the Selwyn elections are expected to be available late Saturday afternoon, and will be published on the council website as soon as they are available.