Story: Nation and government

Postal voting

Postal voting

Photographed in September 1992, returning officer Ross Bly checks some of the 550,000 local body voting papers ready for posting out. Local body elections are held every three years, but usually in a different year from a general election. Voters on local body electoral rolls elect local councils, community boards and also a mayor for each city or district. New Zealanders now elect local bodies by postal ballot.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP-Municipal-Wellington City Council and Wellington Regional Council-01
Photograph by John Nicholson

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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John Wilson, 'Nation and government - Local government', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/2572/postal-voting (accessed 19 November 2017)

Story by John Wilson, updated 16 Sep 2016