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One stop voting shop in Botany

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Electoral officials will be showing the love on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, February 14, with a One Stop Shop at Botany Library from 10.30am to 1pm for the Howick Local Board Botany Sub-division by-election.

Anyone who hasn’t received a voting pack or who hasn’t yet enrolled on the electoral roll for the Botany by-election can be enrolled and issued with a special vote on the spot so they can take part in the by-election.

They’ll also have access to the Show Your Love website ( so they can find out about the candidates before they vote.

“Representatives from the Electoral Commission will be able to register people and then they will be issued with a special vote by trained electoral officials,” says electoral officer Dale Ofsoske.

“This is a partnership between the Electoral Commission and Auckland Council to facilitate enrolments and special votes for the Howick Local Board Botany Sub-division by-election.”.

Voters have until noon on Friday, February 17 to get their voting documents back to the Electoral Officer by mail using the pre-paid envelopes provided, or by dropping them at a ballot box.

Ballot boxes and completed special votes will be accepted until noon on February 17 at:

  • Botany Library, Level 1, Sunset Terrace, Botany Town Centre
  • the Electoral Office, Independent Election Services Ltd, Level 2, 198 Federal Street, Auckland.

The by-election is being held to elect a new representative for the Botany subdivision on the Howick Local Board to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Lucy Schwaner on November 3, 2016.


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