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Voting in the 2008 general election

Voting in the 2008 general election

Three electors at an Auckland city polling place fill in their ballot papers on Saturday 8 November 2008 – the day New Zealand’s 49th parliamentary elections were held. After voters have marked their ballot papers in secret (in the privacy of temporary cardboard booths), they fold them and deposit them in ballot boxes such as the orange one in the foreground.

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Nigel S. Roberts, 'Electoral systems - Turning votes into seats', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 May 2022)

Story by Nigel S. Roberts, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Feb 2015