9 Oct 2020

Electoral Commission warned over Octover 17 voting day

From Checkpoint, 5:42 pm on 9 October 2020

Days before Jacinda Ardern changed the election date to October, the Electoral Commission warned they'd struggle to make the date work.

The latest tranche of documents on the governement's Covid-19 response also show just 500 of an estimated seven thousand border and managed isolation workers were tested in early August.

Less than a week later - community transmission was again discovered in Auckland.

Here's political reporter Charlie Dreaver.