6 Oct 2023

Polling booth closures 'disadvantage' rural voters

From Morning Report, 8:42 am on 6 October 2023

Thousands of rural voters could miss out on their right to cast a ballot in next week's general election because hundreds of polling booths will be closed on election day.

More than 2,600 polling booths are being set up across the country - 800 of which will open early - but 300 will not be open on polling day - many of them in remote locations.

Our Taranaki Whanganui reporter Robin Martin has more.