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Work Starts To Prepare For Mana By-Election

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Work Starts To Prepare For Mana By-Election

Wellington, Oct 4 NZPA - The electoral Commission says it will set up 44 polling place in Mana for the November 20 by-election so people can vote close to home.

Prime Minister John Key announced the date today and the commission said tonight it had started preparing for it.

"We will be working in the community to ensure voters enrolled in the electorate know the major differences between this by-election and the 2008 general election," said Chief Electoral Officer Robert Peden.

"Only people enrolled in the Mana electorate are able to vote in the by-election and they have only one vote -- for their electorate MP. There is no party vote."

Those unable to vote at a polling place on election day will be able to vote in advance.

"One thing voters can do right now to make it easy on themselves when they vote is to get enrolled at their correct address," Mr Peden said.

"All Mana voters correctly enrolled in time will get an EasyVote card to take with them when they vote."


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