Giving everyone the opportunity to vote
The local elections taking place on 12 October 2019 are a chance for Aucklanders to have their say on the mayor, councillors and local board members who will represent Tāmaki Makaurau for the next three years.
On Friday 4 October, staff at Auckland Council and other organisations were given 30 minutes to cast their vote.
Why we did this
In the 2016 local elections, only 38.5 per cent of Aucklanders voted. Many non-voters filled out their voting papers, but never got around to posting them.
By giving people a dedicated 30 minutes to focus on the election on Friday 4 October, we hoped to get more of those filled-in voting papers into company post systems and mobile ballot boxes.
Who was involved in Vote Friday
A number of companies and organisations participated in Vote Friday on 4 October, including:
- Auckland Business Chamber
- Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra
- Auckland's three police districts
- AIA New Zealand
- Meredith Connell
- Les Mills.