Our turn out was amazing.
The universal experience of the lockdown forced everyone to become political whether they wanted to or not.
Total votes are 2,877,117, in 2017 they were 2,591,896
Total enrolment was 92.5% , in 2017 it was 92.4%.
Voter turn out was 82.5%, in 2017 it was 79.8%.
While liberal progress democracies whither around the world, NZ stands strong and provides hope.
We managed our Covid response by informing citizens and relying on their intelligence to command the common good.
This huge voter turnout and mandate for the leadership Jacinda showed is a further expression of that common good.
We should rejoice this turn out because we want more people ended in the democratic process so that they feel an ownership in the outcomes.
Our democracy is the winner here. The peaceful transfer of power without violence or intimidation is a sacred blessing we enjoy on a planet where many are denied this dream.
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