All the signs are there for NZ to have one of the highest voter turn outs.
Our enrolment rate is higher than 2017 and our advance voting is through the roof.
Prisoners can vote this election.
More polling booths in places traditionally not included.
More people have enrolled from overseas.
Same day enrolment and voting which disqualified over 40 000 votes in 2017.
79% of the 92% enrolled voted in 2017 which was the highest voter turnout since 2005, I think we could expect to surpass 2017 because of the uniqueness of Covid.
Covid was a universal shared experience, those events bind and bond us in ways we don’t expect and this solidarity sees us engage.
Everyone has an opinion about politics after Covid, expect to hear that opinion loud and clearly on election day.
Such engagement in the democratic process should thrill us all because no matter the result the more NZers who vote and participate in the democratic franchise, the more we are all connected to the outcomes and decisions.
We should rejoice that we can transfer power peacefully and by the will of the people free of intimidation and threat.
We are blessed that at a time when democracies around the world are failing in the face of the Covid challenge, ours is flourishing.
Kia kaha Aotearoa. Vote now.
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