May 09, 2013
Three weeks to get on by-election roll
The Electoral Commission expects to provide about 110 polling places across the Ikaroa-Rāwhiti electorate for the June 29 by-election to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Labour MP Parekura Horomia.
There will be no Election Day booths outside the electorate, which extends from the top of East Cape across to Waikaremoana, down through Hawke's Bay, Wairarapa, and into the Hutt Valley as far as Stokes Valley and Belmont.
The electoral rolls close on May 29, and anyone who enrols after that date must vote by special declaration.
Advance voting and voting from overseas will start on June 12.
Chief Electoral Officer Robert Peden says only those who are enrolled in the Ikaroa-Rāwhiti Māori electorate are entitled to vote in the by-election.
They only get one vote, for the electorate MP, with no party vote.
Labour and the Māori Party will close nominations for their candidates next Wednesday and Thursday respectively.
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