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'How to vote' leaflet, 1960

'How to vote' leaflet, 1960

This Labour Party ‘how to vote’ leaflet shows the then standard layout of a general election ballot paper, with candidates listed by surname only. The Labour candidate was Norman Douglas, member of Parliament for Auckland Central from 1960 to 1975. Every name but one had to be crossed out for the vote to be valid.

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Reference: Ephemera-GeneralElection-1960

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Bryce Edwards, 'Elections and campaigns - Election day', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 December 2022)

Story by Bryce Edwards, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Jul 2016