Last day/s to vote on flag

The Electoral Commission is advising that votes in the flag referendum should be posted today to ensure they are received on time in the flag referendum, so if you want to vote but haven’t yet then it’s time to act.

The closing date is Thursday (24 March) and I think in the first referendum as long as they were postmarked before or on the final day they were accepted, so if you don’t do it today then tomorrow or Wednesday may also make the cut.

There were 1,707,207 votes received by last Thursday, compared to under 1.2 million (48.78%) at about the same stage of the first referendum, so it’s a healthy turnout of nearly 54% already.

The asset sale turnout was about 47% but that was non-binding and was more of a political campaign run by the opposition.

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If you haven’t already voted, tick and post.

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13 Comments

  1. Oliver

     /  21st March 2016

    Last chance to show your disapproval of John Key. And it’s chance to show how much you support Andrew Little.

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  2. Zedd

     /  21st March 2016

    I am glad to see that over 50% have made an effort to vote, BUT it could still potentially see the ‘winner, cross the line’ with < 30%; of total support ?!

    I'm still questioning why.. the 'Key-Flag' was put at the TOP of the paper ?
    Surely the current flag should have been.. another attempt by 'Team Key' to give it 'pride of place' ?? :/ 😦

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    • Patzcuaro

       /  21st March 2016

      If the “Little” flag, as the incumbent, can’t get 50% support just because it’s below the “Key” flag, it doesn’t deserve to remain.

      Did you see the “Key” flag being waved in the crowd at the T20 game against Australia? No confusing it with the Australian flag.

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      • Zedd

         /  21st March 2016

        ‘… the ‘Key’ flag being waved in the crowd at the T20 game…’
        maybe members of ‘Team Key’ were there ?? 😀

        it takes all sorts…. :/

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        • Patzcuaro

           /  21st March 2016

          The way things are going for Little at the moment his supporters would have turned up with the Australian flag!

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  3. Zedd

     /  21st March 2016

    ‘Key-flag’ at the top.. its a proven fact, that people who are undecided, will either not vote OR tick the choice at the top !! 😦

    Prove me wrong……. ‘dirty politics AGAIN’

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    • Gezza

       /  21st March 2016

      Once you’ve made a choice and voted, you’re no longer undecided.

      I’d quite like to see the “proven fact” evidence that people who are undecided will tick the choice at the top when they do vote – because I don’t see how that can be proven?

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    • Pantsdownbrown

       /  21st March 2016

      Zedd “‘I’m still questioning why.. the ‘Key-Flag’ was put at the TOP of the paper ?”, “dirty politics AGAIN”………………and you get to vote at general elections?? God help us………

      “the Electoral Commission says the order of the flags was determined by a random draw as required by the Flag Referendums Act and was witnessed by a district court judge’.

      http://www.newshub.co.nz/nznews/the-truth-behind-the-latest-flag-referendum-conspiracy-theory-2016030418#axzz43V5YEnod

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      • Zedd

         /  21st March 2016

        @pdb

        WELL..obviously I’m not the only person who thinks.. “its dodgy.. ”
        ..& you get to vote at general elections ????????????? Allahu Akbar 😀

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      • Patzcuaro

         /  21st March 2016

        There’s a term for what these people are suffering from, it’s called Key Derangement Syndrome (KDS)! Only known cure occurs every three years & requires the help of a lot of other similarly afflicted people all coming together at events called gatherings.

        Unfortunately in 2014 at the last triennial gathering there were insufficient suffers to effect a cure and there was some confusion as to where the event was being held. As a result three events happened, lets call them the Red, Green & Grey gatherings. The Red & Green events couldn’t come to a co-operation agreement so their events could be held side by side. As a result a number of sufferers couldn’t decide which event to attend and one million of them stayed home, they are now called the missing million and there is question as to whether they really are sufferers.

        The Grey event was so secret that they wouldn’t tell either of the other events where their event was being held. Anyway they refused to have anything to do with the Green event.

        A number of other events were planned but they by and large failed to eventuate, despite two events merging in an attempt to gain traction. The merged event failed despite a large amount of money being spent advertising it.

        While a large number of people suffer from KDS, some appear to be more affected than others, in the most severe cases the sufferers life becomes consumed by the syndrome. While others display much milder symptoms and they may go through periods of remission only for the syndrome to break out again if exposed to an irritant. The syndrome appears to be slightly infectious as over time the number of sufferers appears to be rising.

        Planning for the next gathering is underway but no decision has been made about where it will happen but it again appears likely that here will be more than one event. Both the Red & Green events have new organisers but it is not known yet whether they can work together, and if they do, who will be in charge.

        The Grey event is still being run by the same leader but there is more certainty as to where it will be held this time round as their leader has acquired a new property called Northland. Neither the Red leader nor the Green leader have a property and this is causing a degree of friction within the sufferers, as the Grey leader maintains that because he has a property he should hold the event.

        Further complicating planning for the Gathering, the Grey leader, who only has a mild form of the syndrome, has indicated he might be cured if he was to offered the right incentives by the non sufferers. However, as usual he won’t be deciding until after he sees what the balance is like between sufferers & non-sufferers.

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        • Gezza

           /  22nd March 2016

          Dis am interesting and I is very amused by it but I is wondering what it am having to wid de phlag? 😎

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