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Electors from across the region can see how the vote tally is rising – North, South, West, East and Central – to swell the show your love campaign hearts on digital bill boards.
Between now and midday on Saturday, October 8, 2016, more than one million eligible voters can cast their ballots to determine the leadership of Auckland for the next three years.
The hearts, which measure the percentage of incoming votes, sees the highest turnout since voting opened on September 16, is in Central with 21.3% of votes returned from Waiheke Island and 19.2% from Great Barrier Island.
Next is in the North with 18.9% of Rodney-Warkworth votes and just behind is Rodney-Wellsford with 18.5% of possible votes counted.
“We want people to show they love where they live by voting. Publishing the vote count as it comes in shows what parts of Auckland are voting and we hope that will be a reminder to get the ballot in the mail now,” Auckland Council’s Elections Planning Manager Glyn Walters said.
There is a handy map with the location of NZ post boxes and ballot boxes in local libraries and council service centres on http://showyourlove.co.nz/ and there are also seven giant heart ballot boxes at Orewa, Takapuna, New Lynn, Britomart, Manukau, Pakuranga and Pukekohe.
If you are not on the electoral roll, you can still vote if you enrol by 4 pm on Friday, October 7 and register for a special vote.
Please call the Electoral Office on 0800-92 822 for more information.
Vote counting will continue on a daily basis and be available on the website from 2pm each day, up to Friday, October 7.
A progress result will be available from 2pm on Saturday October 8 and the final outcome confirmed on Thursday, October 13, 2016.