Your vote is a powerful thing. We are all equal in one simple way – we each have a vote, and it is a powerful thing. It’s time to speak up, how? Vote at the election.
The 2014 General Election is taking place on Saturday 20 September, so make sure you remember to vote!
The General Election is your opportunity to have a say on who you want to run New Zealand for the next three years. If you don’t vote, you can’t complain for the next three years! Painful!
At the General Election, you have two votes – a party vote, where you vote for a political party which gets included in a nationwide percentage; and the electorate vote, where you vote for a standing candidate in your electorate to represent your area.
You can vote from anywhere in New Zealand, but if you will be outside your electorate on Election Day, you can vote beforehand.
For more information on the 2014 General Election and getting ready, head to the Electoral Commission’s website. There are plenty of great resources in NZSL. The Electoral Commission have done a great job of starting to make sure the information you need is in NZSL, including their ‘Your vote is a powerful thing’ campaign. View in NZSL!
A TV commercial made with everyday Kiwis, talking about voting – In NZSL:
So no excuses, use your power and vote on September 20th!