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New tool to make voting at the 2005 general election easier for Deaf and hearing impaired

Aug 9, 2005

The Chief Electoral Office has made voting easier for the Deaf and hearing impaired, with the production of a sign language DVD about voting.

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16,000 people needed to work on election day - 17 September

Jul 27, 2005

The Chief Electoral Office is seeking 16,000 people to work on Election Day, 17 September, as part of its preparations for the 2005 General Election.

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Election day countdown to getting enrolled

Jul 26, 2005

The equivalent of all the residents of five New Zealand provincial cities still are not enrolled to vote at this year's 17 September election, the Electoral Enrolment Centre revealed today.

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General election preparations in full swing

Jul 25, 2005

The Chief Electoral Office's preparations for a general election on Saturday 17 September are well under way.


Covering Elections - A Guide for Journalists

Jul 5, 2005

Edited by Colin James, a senior political journalist and commentator, and published by the New Zealand Journalists Training Organisation (JTO) with the support of the Electoral Commission.

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Not enough voters clear on MMP essentials - survey

Jun 30, 2005

Despite the majority thinking MMP is easy to understand, less than a fifth of potential voters in the looming general election can correctly recall two critical pieces of MMP knowledge.

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Young NZers swamp the numbers of people not enrolled to vote

Jun 24, 2005

New figures out today reveal that four out of every ten Kiwis not enrolled to vote are aged between 18 and 24 years.

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$30,000 election teaching awards announced

Jun 20, 2005

The Electoral Commission has launched teaching awards backed by a $30,000 prize pool for teachers making use of the general election as the basis of classroom study.

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