Reporting the favourable reception in a London newspaper of New Zealand's wider franchise, the Auckland Star said that one man, one vote ‘must sooner or later obtain recognition by every enlightened state ... human beings, not land or houses or bullion is the thing represented.’ (Auckland Star, 18 December, 1889, p .4)
Newly enfranchised voters would find polling places in schools, shops, wool sheds, boarding houses, town halls, post offices, halls, court houses, theatres, reading rooms and private homes. Oroua Downs homestead in Manawatū, photographed in 1888, was one of the private houses used in the 1890 election.
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