Story: Voting rights

Voting in 2011 general election

Although the proportion of eligible voters who actually voted fell in the 2000s, it remained high compared to many other countries. Many of those who vote enjoy the ritual, knowing that it is one of the ways they can have a say. In this footage of election day 2011, a range of people are interviewed after casting their vote.

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Neill Atkinson, 'Voting rights - 20th-century reforms', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 July 2024)

Story by Neill Atkinson, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015