Postal voting doesn’t close for the 2013 Christchurch local body elections until election day, but any votes posted from today (Thursday) are unlikely to reach the Electoral Officer in time to be counted by the noon Saturday deadline. If you haven’t posted your vote yet, don’t worry – Christchurch City Council service centres and libraries will accept voting documents until midday Saturday 12 October.
You can enrol to vote in the 2013 elections up until Friday 11 October but will have to cast a special vote and must contact the Christchurch elections hotline on 0508 440 017. If you did not enrol before 16 August or have not updated your details, you must also cast a special vote.
Special voting facilities are available at the following places:
- Civic Offices, Ground Floor, 53 Hereford Street. Monday–Friday, 8.30am–5pm, Saturday 8.30am–noon
- Shirley Service Centre, 36 Marshland Road. Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm, Saturday 10am–noon
- Akaroa Service Centre, 28 Rue Jolie, Akaroa Recreation Ground. Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm, Saturday 9am–noon.
I voted. I alway do. It seems wrong to not vote after all that Kate Shephard and co went through to enable us to vote. Just think of all the people in the world who can’t vote because of political corruption.