4 Oct 2023

Over a million New Zealanders yet to receive EasyVote cards

From Checkpoint, 5:07 pm on 4 October 2023

Both Labour and National were back on the hustings today, encouraging people to vote, but as many as 1 million New Zealanders have yet to receive their EasyVote card.

People do not need the card to vote, but many people think they do, and the delay has earned the Electoral Commission a slap-down from Labour's leader.

More than 70,000 people voted yesterday and about 60,000 the day before.

That's more than in 2017, but well behind 2020.

Our deputy political editor Craig McCulloch pulled together this report.