Five days till voting closes – 15 percent of votes cast

The KCDC reports that,At 12.30pm yesterday, 6450 voting documents had been returned to the Electoral Officer for the Kāpiti Coast, which represents 15 percent of eligible voters.
Waikanae’s leading the pack with 17.8 percent returned, with Ōtaki, Paraparaumu and Raumati coming second equal at 13.9 percent each. Paekākāriki is at 12.6.
Haven’t voted yet? There’s still time! If you’re planning to post your voting papers, make sure you get them on their way before 5pm today. Alternatively, return your papers to a Council service centre or library before 12 noon on Saturday 8 October.
This is your chance to vote for the people you want to represent you and your community when decisions are being made that affect how we live, work and play in our neighbourhoods.

With central government demonstrating such contempt for local body democracy in areas like district planning and control of water this apathy should come as a surprise to no one.

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