Almost 40,000 advanced ballots cast in first day – MSN

Almost 40,000 advanced ballots cast in first day – MSN

More New Zealanders are casting their vote early in this year’s general election, with almost 40,000 voters already making their decision.

Advance voting began yesterday and the Electoral Commission is predicting that up to 50 percent of voters will cast their ballot before election day this year.

On the first day, 39,444 advance votes were cast.

Advance voting opened several days earlier at the past two elections. In the first four days of advance voting for the last general election, 49,497 votes were cast, while just 18,818 votes were made in the same period in 2011.

By MSN

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