Kōrero: Electoral systems

First-past-the-post in Auckland’s 2010 mayoral race

First-past-the-post in Auckland’s 2010 mayoral race

Len Brown celebrates his victory in the October 2010 election for the position of mayor of Auckland ‘super city’. With 49.3% of the valid votes cast, Brown did not have an absolute majority. That did not matter – it was a first-past-the-post election and Brown had more votes than any other candidate.

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New Zealand Herald
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Photograph by Dean Purcell

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Nigel S. Roberts, 'Electoral systems - Local-authority electoral systems', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/35708/first-past-the-post-in-aucklands-2010-mayoral-race (accessed 21 September 2021)

He kōrero nā Nigel S. Roberts, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Feb 2015