I’ve written to Winston Peters, Grant Robertson, and Nanaia Mahuta with my concerns that the recent issues with the timeliness of New Zealand Post’s delivery services. In the just completed school Board of Trustees elections there have been major issues relating to the late delivery of voting packs meaning many parents will have missed out on the ability to vote.
This raises serious questions about New Zealand Post’s ability to ensure voters receiving their voting packs and can return their completed ballots in this year’s local body elections.
If New Zealanders can’t have confidence that their votes will be delivered in time to be counted, it will have a significant impact on turnout in this year’s election, and that is simply not acceptable.
I’ll update you when I hear back, and I’ll keep chasing on this too.