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Push for the Electoral Commission to run local body elections

Voting in local body elections has fallen since 1989 and turnout is now about 42%.

Local Government NZ chief executive Susan Freeman-Greene speaks with Brent Edwards.

Brent Edwards Fri, 14 Oct 2022

Last weekend’s low turnout in the local body elections has prompted debate about how local democracy can be revived.

But this is not the first time voters have been apathetic about who should represent them at their local level.

Parliament’s Justice Select Committee has tabled damning reports

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