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NEW ZEALAND MPS MONITOR NEW ELECTION SYSTEM ALLOWING COUNCILS TO PROCESS PAPERS BEFORE CLOSE OF VOTING

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A New Zealand parliamentary select committee will be keeping a watch on a new system being used to process votes in...
A New Zealand parliamentary select committee will be keeping a watch on a new system being used to process votes in local authority elections next week.

A law passed last month allows local authorities to begin opening and processing papers before the close of voting. Counting cannot begin until voting closes.

The internal affairs select committee is holding an inquiry into the process, and will ask councils for their comments on how the system works.

Chairwoman Katherine O'Regan says they will look at the practical application of the legislation, including any problems that may arise.
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