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#277271 5-Oct-2020 06:09
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I just voted from overseas, the process was very easy. I was registered so downloaded my papers a few days ago. To vote I filled in the voting papers and declaration, had my wife witness it. I then scanned the papers, uploaded them and it's all done.

 

This is the first time for me not voting on election day, in my electorate. It's a little surreal, a bit like everything to do with this year...


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  #2579337 5-Oct-2020 06:31
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Will possibly leave it until polling day. I like to see how the debates play out before locking a firm decision, but this year I'm using the time to make sure I'm happy with how I vote in the referendum. 


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  #2579367 5-Oct-2020 08:33
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I voted on Sunday. Went to my local primary school around 11am and we were the only voters there, along with half a dozen officials. Was a bit disappointed with the pen, a very nondescript plain white affair, not even a "I did my part by voting" message on it. There was a box for people who didn't want to keep their pens and it looks like quite a few had decided not to keep it.


 
 
 
 


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  #2579408 5-Oct-2020 09:16
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I saw poll booths were open at the weekend.  I'll be voting this week sometime, as I have fishing and hunting trip planned for the weekend of the election.

 

I've made my mind up except for the reefer-endum, so I guess I have 4 days to resolve my internal conflict on that.

 

I heard Ardern on the radio this morning, encouraging early voting.   Peters was saying wait until Saturday!





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  #2579462 5-Oct-2020 11:17
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I voted Saturday. The polling place was very busy and the official who attended me said they were being run off their feet and she had never experienced anything like it. There was a short queue when I arrived that moved forward quickly and the room and surrounds were full of milling people. Since I knew how I wanted to vote and had no intention of changing my mind, I saw no reason to put it off. It was quick and easy and everything was well-organised, with plenty of hand sanitiser.

 

 

 

 





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  #2579776 5-Oct-2020 21:41
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I've already voted. Did it at my local shopping centre. No need for me to consider my vote further this time or await any more policy releases. The opposition (National + Act) is in my eyes utterly morally bankrupt and absolutely despicable. NZF is a "no" as a matter of moral principle given its dog whistling politics and I am not interested in the minnow parties Then it really a contest between a well-intentioned but generally mediocre Labour versus a politically grandiose but execution-free/politically incompetent Greens. In the end, the choice was easy.

 

 


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  #2579815 6-Oct-2020 05:03
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Overseas voted over the weekend.  Process is simple and easy, seems pretty much the same as it was last time - painfree.  Hardest thing was finding a witness.

 

Now if Councils could sort out their election process so that it is possible for an overseas voter to actually vote.





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  #2580242 6-Oct-2020 19:00
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Voted earlier today. In and out in about five minutes max.





 

 

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  #2580697 7-Oct-2020 15:04
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Voted today. Quick and easy, in and out in about three minutes, with a free pen*

 

In a revised electorate, so this time I'm hoping my candidate vote actually matters.

 

* No lid, no text on the shaft, and by the look of it, very little ink. 90% of a pen, and destined for landfill. Such waste. I wasn't directed to a box to collect them, nor did I see one.


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  #2580709 7-Oct-2020 15:31
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I brought my own pen. 





 

 

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  #2581253 8-Oct-2020 11:53
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Disappointed at no stickers :( Given they've gone to the trouble and expense of the pens, perhaps those could have been orange and said "I voted" as this year's souvenir. 

 

Voted on Sunday - really quick and easy, I've known for a long time which way I would vote. A few parties broadly align with my views but only one of them had robust and detailed policy IMO. 

 

Really hoping the expanded advance voting and easy process helps with turnout this year.





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  #2586411 16-Oct-2020 18:58
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Done and dusted, about 4 places within walking distance, my doc would probably say its not a proper walk unless I did a circuit of them all.
No queue, actually previously when I voted on election day its never been much of a wait.

 

Yeh, no I voted in the face of a pandemic T Shirt , but there are others that deserve that 1000x more.

 

Then you see the rolling disaster in USA.
Supposedly one of the most advanced nations, there are probably many places in 3rd world better organized.
Of course they have what their leadership wants.
No doubt a nation with nukes and aircraft carriers can spare some coin to properly fund a working voting system.
How many F35s would it take to pay for it. 
 


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  #2586415 16-Oct-2020 19:06
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First time I've voted in advance and it's the 6th election I've been able to vote in. Am out of town this weekend, which originally wasn't going to be election weekend when I scheduled it and as I was decided I figured it was easier to do it in my electorate last weekend.

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  #2586467 16-Oct-2020 23:29
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Last time I was on holiday so had to place a special vote. This time, I just voted ahead of time in my own electorate.

 

This time tomorrow night I imagine we should have a fairly good idea of who the next Government is going to be. Pity it isn't as quick in America.


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  #2586742 17-Oct-2020 19:57
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I voted on the day. I liked the extended voting period even if I didn't use it - the election period seemed less crazier. Even on geekzone.

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  #2586763 17-Oct-2020 20:45
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Ended up voting on Thursday


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