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Local government review calls for lower voting age, Electoral Commission-run elections

Summary by Ground News
The Future for Local Government Review has recommended a raft of changes to increase voter turnout. One of the review's most direct recommendations is to lower the voting age for local councils to 16. At the most recent local government elections, fewer than one in four people voted. The review also recommended that the Electoral Commission take responsibility for running local elections.
Published 3 months ago · New Zealand

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Local government review calls for lower voting age, Electoral Commission-run elections

A high-powered review of local government is calling for the voting age to be lowered and the Electoral Commission to take responsibility.

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